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The Knowledge, Attitude, And Practices Of Food Handlers In Central South African Hospices

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dc.contributor.author Nkhebenyane, Jane, Sebolelo.
dc.contributor.author Lues, Ryk
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-20T06:13:29Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-20T06:13:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05-12
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2428
dc.description Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The escalating number of foodborne diseases and food poisoning outbreaks demand a better call for improved food-handling practices. Hospices are typically described as nongovernmental organizations that offer palliative care to terminally ill patients. The majority of hospice food handlers are not trained in food safety aspects, and services are offered on a voluntary basis. In this study, a descriptive survey design comprising of semistructured questionnaire was utilized to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the hospice food handlers (n = 100) in hospices around Central South Africa. More than half of the participants (68%) had not taken basic food safety training. The average percentage of the correct answers on the knowledge questionnaire was 66.8%. The participants had a mean age of 35 years (SD = 9.27). Attendance of food safety course had a significant effect on both the practices of using gloves to touch or distribute unwrapped foods (χ2 = 8.411, p-value = .012), and washing hands after using gloves (χ2 = 12.560, p-value = .001). The overall KAP mean score was 78.38. A statistically significant difference was found between the trained and untrained food handlers regarding food safety knowledge (p < .001). There was substantial lack of knowledge regarding the correct temperature for a refrigerator including hot ready-to-eat food. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Food Science & Nutrition Volume 8, Issue 6 p. 2598-2607 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Food Science & Nutrition;Volume 8, Issue 6 p. 2598-2607
dc.title The Knowledge, Attitude, And Practices Of Food Handlers In Central South African Hospices en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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