Ebu B, Ijebor F, Mustapha H, Yusuf H
A research was carried out to determine different species of bacteria associated with cow milk (KINDIRMO) commonly consumed in some selected areas of Bauchi Metropolis, Bauchi State. The total of ten (10) different samples were obtained from different sales point inside sterile containers and thereafter transported to the laboratory for analysis. The media used for the analysis included; Nutrient and Macconkey agar. The total of six (6) different bacterial species were isolated and characterized appropriately using standard method, and these included; Staphyloccus aureus, S. cereus, Escherichia coli, Lactobaccillus spp, Streptococcus spp and Shigella spp respectively. Staphylococcus spp had the highest frequency of occurrence among the isolates. Therefore, it can be recommended that sellers of such products must maintain a constant hygiene in order to prevent further microbial contamination.
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