Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene

Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene
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ISSN: 2476-2059

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Meera Sankarankutty

Meera Sankarankutty
Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Home Science,
Juhu, Mumbai-400049, Maharashtra

  • Research Article
    Isolation of Antibiotic-Resistant Micrococcus aloeverae from Milk Powder
    Author(s): Meera Sankarankutty and Juhi DamaniMeera Sankarankutty and Juhi Damani

    The emergence of antibiotic resistance in humans via the food chain has become an area of great concern. Antibiotic resistance gene transfer from a food-borne bacteria or probiotic agent to a human gut microbe can lead to a serious food safety issue. Such seemingly harmless bacteria or probiotics can potentially become a threat to human health if they carry mobile genes conferring antibiotic resistance. The recent trend of probiotic application in powdered infant formula and milk products and the presently known contamination of these products by certain opportunistic Enterobacteriaceae bacteria serves as the rationale for evaluating their safety. In this study, 25 milk powder samples and 25 powdered infant formula samples were analyzed for the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria of family Enterobacteriaceae using an isolation technique. Out of the 50 samples screened, an isolat.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000134

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