Physicochemical and bacteriological study of imported beef luncheon meat in Baghdad city


This study was carried out at the College of VeterinaryMedicine, University of Baghdad, for two months, to study the beef luncheon meat in Baghdad city by evalutuation some Physicochemical and bacteriological features the obtained data revealed the following results: Physicochemical indicated that myoglobin concentration, was low for all sample of meat with no significant differences in marks which were 163.3 – 178.7 mg/100g meat. Total volatile nitrogen (TVN) values were more the allowance limits especially in food and mark which were 20.4mgN/100g meat with no significant differences in marks. Thiobarbituric acid (TBA) values and Free Fatty acid (FFA) percentages were withen the allowance limits in all marks. Bacteriological results indicated that total Bacterial count (TPC) were low of meat sample which were140 - 220 cfu /g, with significant differences (P<0.05) in Marks. The total coliform count were less than allowance limits, were the same with Anaerobic total Bacterial count( A.T.P.C.) which Were 3 - 41cfu/g and30 – 260 cfu/g with significant differences (P<0.05) in marks. The results indicated that beef luncheon was low in some Physicochemical especially in food land mark. Therefore it is necessary to make Evaluation cautiously of the imported meats and meat processing to safe public health