Safety assessment of food commodities through HACCP in Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital, Pakistan

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Safety assessment of food commodities through HACCP in Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital, Pakistan

Aurang Zeb, Riffat Ayesha, Sana Noreen, Fizza Mubarik, Bahisht Rizwan, Sana Farooq, Sheraz Ahmed, Tara Khursheed, Fatima Syed, Muhammad Inam Afzal, Muhammad Imran, Arooj Attique
Int. J. Biosci.17( 3), 295-304, September 2020.
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In order to overcome the burden of foodborne issue throughout the world, there is an ongoing challenge of food safety that is required to be addressed on a global level. This present study deals with the food samples collected for microbial quality from Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital, Pakistan. In this study, overall viable counts in foods along with the parameters being used to observe the absence or presence of fungi, bacteria, Staphylococcus, coliform, enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli and Salmonella were recorded. In order to test the water quality, list of coliform bacteria and aerobic mesophilic bacteria has been carried out. The results of this study deduced that the food consumed in the selected hospital was contaminated with microbes. Individual non-hygienic practices and serving areas were the major reasons for maximum contamination. The findings also reported fecal coliforms, salmonella and fungal cross-contamination. To monitor the high risk areas and major sources of contamination in the hospital an analysis and critical control point system was implemented. The present study concluded that Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital, Pakistan had a very high prevalence rate of microbial contamination. To ensure the health and safety of patients, precautionary measures are required to be taken in the premises of this hospital.


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