Meat samples were collected from different suppliers in several districts of Mauritius between 2009 and 2011. They were brought to the laboratory for isolation and characterization. ISO methods were used for the isolation of the bacterial colonies and this was followed by appropriate biochemical tests. About 40 % of the samples had confirmed Salmonella and about 77 % contained Campylobacter jejuni. Presumptive E coli was also widely detected in 55% of the samples. All isolates were tested for their susceptibility to a battery of antibiotics. PCR amplification was done to confirm the species and obtain products for sequencing.