BACTERIAL QUALITY OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF SACHET WATER SOLD IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS, IMOSTATE, NIGERIA

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Title BACTERIAL QUALITY OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF SACHET WATER SOLD IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS, IMOSTATE, NIGERIA
 
Creator R.I, Okechuwu
H.U., Anuforum
O.C., Ezea
O.O., Igboasoiyi
 
Subject Indicator bacteria;Sachet water;total asepsis;total bacterial count;standard procedures;public health significance
 
Description Drinking water regulations require that potable water for human consumption be free from human disease-causing bacteria and specific indicator bacteria such as coliforms and E. coli. Under total asepsis and using standard procedures bacterial analysis of the Six (6) brands sachet of water produced from FUTO campus were done. The different brands of sachet water analysed were devoid of coliforms and E. coli which indicates that the laboratories for the production of these sachet water to a good extent are kept in good conditions that do not encourage bacteria growth. However, after 72hrs micro-organisms grew on all the sachet water samples except in malyn sachet. Results of total bacteria content of the water samples showed that malyn sachet water has the lowest with 27 x 10-1 cfu/ml and Aljonlife sachet water had the highest with 328 x 10-1 cfu/ml. Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus   epidermis   were detected. This is of public health significance. National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) should embark upon routine unannounced checks, monitoring the production processes of sachet water by their producers. Also random testing of market samples will be a good way of detecting whether the water quality is meeting the required standards.
 
Publisher CIRWORLD
 
Date 2014-12-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://cirworld.com/index.php/jab/article/view/5453
 
Source JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN BIOLOGY; Vol 6 No 2; 968-971
2347-6893
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://cirworld.com/index.php/jab/article/view/5453/5263
 
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