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Objectives: To asses bacteriological quality of fruit juices in district Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on different samples of packed and fresh juices to
determine the presence of coliform bacteria. A total of 100 samples were collected from April 2016 to May 2016 from
different shops in University town and board area of Peshawar. Samples were analyzed in the Public Health Laboratory
Community Medicine department, Khyber Medical College and multiple fermentation method was used to determine
most probable number (MPN) of coliform in the juice samples.
Results: Bacteria (coliform) were detected in almost all samples and ranged from 02 to 20 MPN (Most Probable Number)
/100mL.Fresh juice contained less no. of coliforms than packed juices.
Conclusion: Our study concluded that the packed and fresh fruit juices showed higher coliform count as compared
to WHO standards and thus fruit juices of university campus and board areas are not satisfactory.
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