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Enhancing regular monitoring of food-contact surface hygiene with rapid microbial kits

Saad, Mazni and See, Toh Poh and Abdullah, Mohd Faiz Foong and Md. Nor, Norazmir (2018) Enhancing regular monitoring of food-contact surface hygiene with rapid microbial kits. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies (AjBeS), 3 (11). pp. 75-83. E-ISSN 2398-4295

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Abstract

To ensure that food is always healthy and safe, food business operators utilize a simple and practical method of identifying and verifying microbes. This study looks at the practicality of an inexpensive and user-friendly microbial kit that evaluates the cleanliness level of 72 samples of food-contact surfaces (FCS) of food service establishments in two states of Malaysia. It detected 70% coliform contamination which suggests that food service operators may need to improve the cleanliness of FCS. It can be concluded that the microbial kit used is a practical self-check approach for determining the hygiene level of any food service operation and should be made mandatory.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8533/65620
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food safety; food-hygiene practices; microbial kits; food handlers
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Mazni Saad
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 09:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65620

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