Effectiveness of an Information booklet on knowledge and practice on food safety among food handlers in restaurants

Varghese, Diana Mary and George, Anice and Nayak, Malathi G (2013) Effectiveness of an Information booklet on knowledge and practice on food safety among food handlers in restaurants. International Journal of Advanced Research, 1 (8). pp. 767-775. ISSN 2320-5407

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Abstract

Background: According to World Health Assembly resolution in 2000, food safety has increasingly become a global issue. The knowledge and practice of food handlers on food safety plays an important role here. The proper training of the food handlers helps to prevent food borne illnesses to a great extent. But the training provided for the food handlers are very less and the reviews shown that even though many restaurants are emerging day by day, the training for proper practice of safe handling of food is inadequate. Objective: The study was conducted to assess the knowledge and practice of food handlers on food safety and to determine the effectiveness of an information booklet on food safety among food handlers. Materials and methods: Two phase study - descriptive survey design in phase I and one group pre-test post-test design in phase II was used. Data were collected from 234 restaurant employees by using structured questionnaire on food safety for assessing the knowledge and practice. Results: Majority (59%) of the subjects had poor knowledge, 41% had average knowledge and there were no subjects with good knowledge on food safety. Also 52% of the subjects had average knowledge, 40% had poor knowledge and 8% had good knowledge on practice on food safety. Conclusion: The study concluded that the information booklet was effective to improve the knowledge and knowledge of practice on food safety among the food handlers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food safety; knowledge; knowledge of practice; Information booklet; food handler.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 04:10
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 04:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137699

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