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Table 3 Aerobic plate counts and enterobacteriaceae counts in chicken meat from processing plant in comparison to those from retail market

From: Salmonella and Escherichia coli contamination of poultry meat from a processing plant and retail markets in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Ibadan metropolis Sample size Aerobic plate count cfu/g Enterobacteriaceae count cfu/g
  n Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Processing plant 53 4.18 ± 1.47 3.99 ± 2.53
Retail shops 53 7.50 ± 0.94 6.76 ± 1.93
Total 106 5.84 ± 2.07 5.38 ± 2.64
  1. n = sample numbers collected, SD = standard deviation, cfu = colony forming unit, g = gram.