Evaluation of microbiology and nutritive quality of exotic meats

Ricardo Antonio Pilegi Sfaciotte, Vanessa Karla Capoia Vignoto, Rejane Machado Cardozo, Patrícia Marques Munhoz, Adriana Aparecida Pinto, Sheila Rezler Wosiacki, Gisela Cristiane Ferraro, Maria José Baptista Barbosa


Vacuum-packed and frozen of ostrich (Struthio camelus), alligator (Caiman latirostris) and wild boar (Sus scrofa) meat samples were obtained in an authorized commercial store in Maringá/Paraná. Of each kind meat were analyzed 6 samples, where were studied counts of mesophilic aerobic bacteria, aerobic bacteria psichrophilic, coliforms, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus spp., and protein and fat analysis. The results of aerobic mesophilic bacteria ranged between <1.0 a 3.6 log CFU/g, being the biggest counting in ostrich meat. The meat that had the biggest counting of micro-organisms psychrotrophs was also the ostrich, but even so, it was not considered high, ranging between 2.3 and 2.7 log CFU/g. There were no counting for coliforms and E. coli on wild boar and alligator meats (except sample 4 of wild boar meat that had a count of 1.0 log CFU/g of coliforms) but, all ostrich meat had count, ranged between 1.3 a 2.7 log CFU/g. In generally, the literature shows that wild animals meats have higher protein values (19.5 to 22.8% CP) than domestic animals, this values agree with the values found in this work, 19.9 to 29.9% CP.


Ostrich; Wild boar; Alligator; Vacuum-packed; Microbiological and nutritive analyzes.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2015v36n2p839

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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