STUDY THE MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION OF BROKEN AND CRACKED COMMERCIAL TABLE EGG IN BAGHDAD MARKETS AND ITS ECONOMIC EFFECT

STUDY THE MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION OF BROKEN AND CRACKED COMMERCIAL TABLE EGG IN BAGHDAD MARKETS AND ITS ECONOMIC EFFECT

  • شهرزاد محمد جعفر الشديدي
  • فارس عبد علي مهدي العبيدي
  • محمد جمعة الحلفي
Keywords: Commercial table eggs, microbial contamination, cracked and broken, local markets, economical effect.

Abstract

The aim of this novel native study was to determine the microbial contamination of broken and cracked imported commercial table egg in Baghdad markets and its economic effect. A total of 21510 commercial chicken table eggs were checked and surveyed from retail markets in different popular regions of Baghdad city during a year period from January 3rd to December 28th of 2018 and its microbial contamination were studied. Results revealed that significant differences (P<0.01) were appeared in the studied microbial counts during months of the study and significant differences (P<0.01) in the average counts between broken and cracked eggs and sound (not broken) eggs. Also, significant differences (P<0.01) were appeared in the percentage of broken and cracked imported tale eggs in Baghdad stores during 2018, the total number of broken and cracked white shell eggs were 433 eggs which were rejected or not for consuming of 10500 surveyed eggs, made a percentage of 4.1%. The broken and cracked brown shell eggs were 595 eggs which were rejected or not for consuming of 11010 surveyed eggs, made a percentage of 5.4%, thus the total economic loss were 4593 Million ID (approximately 4.5 Billion ID). In conclusion, brown shell imported table eggs had high percentages of broken and cracked compared with white shell imported table eggs in Baghdad markets, all these shell defects have high microbial counts of contamination and have bad quality appearance and may affect the shelf life of table egg during storage and must rejected from marketing.

Author Biographies

شهرزاد محمد جعفر الشديدي

1Assistant Professor PhD., Market Research and Consumer Protection Center, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

فارس عبد علي مهدي العبيدي

2Professor PhD., Iraq Natural History Research Center & Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad

محمد جمعة الحلفي

3MSc Student, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Published
2019-04-11