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Food contact surfaces’ hidden secrets and food handlers’ state of readiness

Saad, Mazni and Ong, Mohd Hanafi Azman and Osman, Noor Suzana and Abdullah, Norhidayah (2019) Food contact surfaces’ hidden secrets and food handlers’ state of readiness. Asian Journal of Quality of Life (AjQoL), 4 (16 May/August). pp. 1-15. E-ISSN 2398-4279

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Abstract

A guarantee for clean and safe food could be achieved when the standards of food hygiene at each preparation process and cooking practices are monitored and measured accordingly. This research examines the effectiveness of a self-regulatory practice in non-commercial residential establishments. The level of hygiene of cleaned food surface contacts was analysed through swab analysis. After a 24 hours incubation, the RIDA® count plates identified light blue colonies as total coliforms, demonstrating the existence of contamination across the majority of the selected food contact surfaces. This research, therefore, strongly encourage the application of a simple scientific tool to ensure accuracy and efficiency in the measurement of hygiene and sanitisation as it could affect the quality of life of the consumers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8533/71527
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer quality of life; food hygiene; food surface contact; food handler; the on-site premise
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Mazni Saad
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 10:50
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71527

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