This present study was conducted to evaluate the microbiological quality of the fresh juices sold near to the road side and others various location of Lahore city Pakistan. Ten samples of each type of unpasteurized juices like Apple, Carrot, Orange and Sugarcane extract were used for microbiological testing. Most of the samples of fruit juices exhibited heavy bacterial load including other microbial contaminants like coliform, fecal coliform Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, yeast and mould count. However, maximum numbers of carrot juice samples were found unsatisfactory. Salmonella sp. were also detected in carrot and sugarcane juices. All these findings indicate that the juices were prepared under unhygienic environmental conditions which must be improved for the safety of consumers.
Umar Asghar , Muhammad Nadeem , Rubina Nelofer , Sania Mazhar , Quratulain Syed , Muhammad Irfan*