Studies on incidence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial pathogens in dairy products
Ankita Gautam, Sangeeta Shukla, P. W. Ramteke, Ramesh Chandra
Milk and milk products are ideal foods for all age groups in both rural and urban people all around the world. This study reports the microbial prevalence in milk and milk products and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of E. coli, S. aureus, S. typhi and B. subtilisisolated from raw milk and different dairy products. Out of 300 samples of raw milk, cream, curd, paneer (75 each), 153 isolates were found to be positive in which higher rate of incidence was found in raw milk 58 (77.33%), cream 24 (32%), curd 33 (44%), and paneer 38 (50.66%). The antibiotic susceptibility pattern was also studied for the isolated organisms which provide a varying degree of response against the isolated pathogens which provides a varying degree of response against the isolated pathogens. Six antibiotics used were mostly found sensitive to organisms. Amoxicillin were found resistant to E. coli and S. typhi. Hygienic conditions should be maintained to reduce the incidence of such pathogens in milk and milk products while the data of antibiotic susceptibility pattern provides the social help to maintain the public health. Results clearly suggest a possibility of potential public health threat of pathogens isolated from the contamination of milk and milk products mainly due to unhygienic processing and environment.
How to cite this article:
Ankita Gautam, Sangeeta Shukla, P. W. Ramteke, Ramesh Chandra. Studies on incidence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial pathogens in dairy products. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(2):69-72.