Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 167-172
A Bacteriological Study of Isolation of E.coli from Various Sources of Contamination from Food Outlets at Railway Stations of Chandigarh and Nearby Places and Its Sensitivity towards Different Antibiotics
Assistant Professor, Department of Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, Amity Medical School, Amity University Gurugram, Haryana, India. 122413
The aim of this study was the assessment of microbiological quality of the food serving environment at various Railway Stations of Chandigarh and nearby places, with reference to Escherichia coli and its isolation towards different antibiotics.
The various antibiotics used were Ampicillin, Gentamicin, Erythromycin, Chloramphenicol and Nalidixic acid. 25 samples of working area, serving area and wiping cloth were taken. Out of these 84% of the samples were considered unsafe in terms of presence of E.coli. This high percentage of isolation of E.coli clearly indicates that the environment of food cooking and serving is unsafe and unhygienic for consumption.
Key words: E.coli, microbiological safety, hygiene