ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Yasir Hafiz1 , Asif Iqbal2, Manzoor Ahmad3, Najimaana Wani1 and M.M. Willayat1
1Department of Veterinary Public Health, SKUAST- K, India.
2Division of Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, SKUAST-Jammu R.S.Pura – 181 102.India.
3Private Field Veterinarian, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2012;6(2):975-979
© The Author(s). 2012
Received: 04/11/2011 | Accepted: 22/12/2011 | Published: 30/06/2012

The present study describes the prevalence of Bacillus cereus isolated from mutton tikka and chutney samples in different seasons in Kashmir valley. A total of 100 street vended food samples comprising of 60 mutton tikka and 40 chutney samples were tested. Bacillus cereus strains were isolated from 27 of the mutton tikka and 13 of the chutney samples resulting in overall prevalence of 45% and 32.5%, respectively. The field isolates and the standard strains of Bacillus cereus had similar cultural, morphological and biochemical characteristics.


Bacillus cereus, Prevalence, Mutton Tikka, Chutney, Kashmir Valley

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