Main Article Content
Objectives: To assess the physiochemical and microbiological quality of commercially available processed and un-processed
yogurt, available in markets of Peshawar and to compare it with WHO standards.
Material and Methods: This was a cross sectional study done from february 2018 to August 2018 in district Peshawar.
A sample size of 150 was taken using WHO calculator. Multistage cluster sampling technique was applied. Samples of
yogurt were collected and physicochemical, microbiological parameters were analyzed using SPSS version 22. T test
was applied. P value ?0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Total sample was 150.Comparing the properties of both yogurts no significant difference in mean values for
all physicochemical properties with (P >0.05) except for titratable acidity (P = 0.014) and similarly no significant results
for all microbiological properties were observed.
Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference in mean values except for titratable acidity. Moreover,
physicochemical parameters i.e. Ash content and titrtable acidity and total viable count, mold count were not up to
WHO defined standards
All articles published in the Journal of Medical Sciences (JMS) are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). Under the CC BY 4.0 license, author(s) retain the ownership of the copyright publishing rights without restrictions for their content, and allow others to copy, use, print, share, modify, and distribute the content of the article even for commercial purposes as long as the original authors and the journal are properly cited. No permission is required from the author/s or the publishers for this purpose. Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article. The corresponding author has the right to grant on behalf of all authors, a worldwide license to JMS and its licensees in all forms, formats, and media (whether known now or created in the future), The corresponding author must certify and warrant the authorship and proprietorship and should declare that he/she has not granted or assigned any of the article’s rights to any other person or body.
The corresponding author must compensate the journal for any costs, expenses, or damages that the JMS may incur as a result of any breach of these warranties including any intentional or unintentional errors, omissions, copyright issues, or plagiarism. The editorial office must be notified upon submission if an article contains materials like text, pictures, tables, or graphs from other copyrighted sources. The JMS reserves the right to remove any images, figures, tables, or other content, from any article, whether before or after publication, if concerns are raised about copyright, license, or permissions and the authors are unable to provide documentation confirming that appropriate permissions were obtained for publication of the content in question.