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Table 1 Mean log count of bacterial load of chicken meat in poultry chain

From: Microbial quality of poultry meat in an ISO 22000:2005 certified poultry processing plant of Kathmandu valley

Sampling timeBiological hazardsMean log 10 cfu/gm at different phases in poultry chain
EviscerationFinal washingFrozenMarket
AugustTMC7.845.964.844.66
TCC3.43.32.22
TFCC2.242.210
TSC3.252.42.21.9
SeptemberTMC7.656.044.644.60
TCC3.293.282.52.3
TFCC2.252.200
TSC3.042.382.12.08
OctoberTMC6.295.64.044.0
TCC3.74322
TFCC2.692.300
TSC3.472.252.042
NovemberTMC6.435.894.794.49
TCC3.142.42.352.2
TFCC2.2210
TSC3.813.32.521.95
DecemberTMC6.415.874.694.51
TCC3.863.732.532.43
TFCC2.692.500
TSC3.562.292.22.04
  1. Note
  2. TMC Total Mesophilic Bacterial Count, TCC Total Coliform Count
  3. TFCC Total Faecal Coliform Count, TSC Total Staphylococi Count