Relationship between knowledge and practice among food handlers in vocational College Johor State: does it compliance with food safety standards guide

Harun, Hairuddin and Abd Samad, Noorazman and Mohd Hassan, Nurfariza and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wafi (2014) Relationship between knowledge and practice among food handlers in vocational College Johor State: does it compliance with food safety standards guide. In: 3rd UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ICTVET 2014), 13-14 November 2014, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Food safety has emerged as an important global issue and public health implications. In relation to that, food -safety and health issue is often become concern in Malaysian institutions. In response to the increasing number of food borne illnesses, governments agencies are intensifying their efforts to improve food safety. Food consumed by the school children should be sate,nutritious and free from any bad organisms and chemicals harm. In addition, the food should also be sour@s of energy and health to the individual. The study was to determine the level of food safety knowledge and practices among food handlers in vocational college in Malaysia. The study was conducted among food handlers in all Vocational College in Johor. Both the quantitative and qualitative research methods were used for data collection. The questionnaire was framed to elicit information on demographic characteristics (age, sex, education, area of operation, number of years of service and training received and respondents' knowledge pertaining to basic food health with special reference to food handling, storage, and food poisoning. The respondents' knowledge on basic food knowledge of food is limited, while the level of food safety practices.for hygiene is quite high, the level of food safety for the cleanliness of equipment and environment is high, the level of food safety for the cleanliness of raw materials was also high.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:food handlers; food safety; knowledge; practice
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
Divisions:Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
ID Code:6347
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:09 Mar 2015 14:31
Last Modified:09 Mar 2015 14:31

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