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Assessment of food handler's knowledge, attitude and practices on food hygiene in Serdang, Selangor


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Nor Ainy, Mahyudin and Z., Zainon and Ungku Zainal Abidin, Ungku Fatimah (2015) Assessment of food handler's knowledge, attitude and practices on food hygiene in Serdang, Selangor. In: Theory and Practice in Hospitality and Tourism Research. CRS Press, pp. 445-449. ISBN 9781138027060; EISBN: 9781315737355

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This paper reported a research on food hygiene knowledge, attitude and practices of food handlers from restaurants in Serdang, Selangor. A total of 200 questionnaires were distributed among the food handlers at food premises selected using convenience sampling technique. The findings from this study showed that food hygiene knowledge related to hand washing procedure (72.50%), temperature control of food and microbial (66.0%) were lacking among the food handlers. Attitude towards learning more about food hygiene and sanitation has the lowest rating (M= $.55), which suggest food handler may not perceive this as important to them. Respondents reported the lowest practices for hand washing before using glove (M= 3.92), which demonstrated that food handlers in Serdang might be lack of knowledge regarding the correct use of glove. This study provided data about the current knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers from restaurants operations. The results showed that further continuous effort should be invested in food hygiene education and enforcement for food handlers from commercial foodservices such as restaurants.


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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1201/b17390-89
Publisher: CRS Press
Keywords: Food hygiene; Knowledge; Attitude; Practices; Food handlers
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 11:16
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 11:16
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43855
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