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Food court hygiene assessment and food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers in Putrajaya

Abdullah, Mohd Firdaus Siau and Radu, Son and Othman, Mohhiddin and Toh, Poh See and Chai, Lay Ching (2015) Food court hygiene assessment and food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers in Putrajaya. International Food Research Journal, 22 (5). pp. 1843-1854. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546

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Abstract

This cross sectional study aimed to explored the pattern of socio-demographic distribution, to assess the level of KAP of food safety; and the relationship with the level of premise cleanliness in the food courts at Putrajaya. Distribution of food handlers socio-demographic profile was Malaysian (62.0%), male (70.4%), working experienced in food industry (82.0%) and attended food handler training (85.0%). The mean age was 28.7 years and 85.4% having income not less than RM 1,500 monthly. 78.5% of the food handlers at educational level were found as primary/secondary school. 15.0% of the respondents had not attended the food sanitation training. The findings reveal that food handlers' KAP were high with a mean percentage score more than 79.0%.The majority of the food courts in Putrajaya had consistently moderate level of cleanliness (63.5%) with the mean of 83.03%. Only 27.4% of the food courts were in the level of clean situation (>89% of premise cleanliness score) and 9.1% were not in the clean condition (<70% of premise cleanliness score).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Food handler; Food hygiene; Food safety
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher:Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
ID Code:32856
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 10:58
Last Modified:04 Jul 2016 12:39

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