Molecular Identification of E coli from Meat product imported from Turkey via Ibrahim Khalil border and marketed in Iraq

Mwafaq S. Q Barwary


Prevention and control of foodborne diseases is an international public health goal. Imports of food of animal origin are monitored for contamination, and alerts are reported regularly, In order to assess the level of the risk for public health from imported meat entering the Kurdistan, 358 meat samples were collected at Ibraheam al-khaleal border points between Turkey and Kurdistan Region of IRAQ. molecular tools used for identified E coli o157 ,.out of 358 samples 29 samples were positive .the positive sample confirmed by traditional and biochemical assay (Vietic 2) The E coli 157 is one of hundered of strains of the bacterium that causes illness in human.

Keyword: E coli,. RT-PCR,. Meat Product

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-04-01

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702