International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART E
Practice of food safety among restaurant workers in Chennai and the impact of an awareness programme on their knowledge of food safety
Author(s): Amanda Joseph
The present study was planned to assess the practice of food safety among food service personnel working in restaurants in Chennai city and to evaluate the impact of an awareness program on their knowledge. 100 food service personnel working as food handlers in restaurants in Chennai city, were selected as participants for the study. Questions regarding the practice of food safety included the personal habits and hygiene followed in the workplace. It was found that the percentage of male participants who followed hand hygiene practices was higher as compared to the female participants. The percentage of female participants who did not consume foods in the uncooked or partially cooked state was significantly higher than the percentage of male participants. There was a significant difference in the total food safety practice scores between males and females. After the awareness program, it was found that most of the participants answered the post-test questionnaire correctly. Thus, it can be concluded that imparting of knowledge on food safety will lead to better attitude and practices of food safety, which will lead to higher standards of personal hygiene, and food preparation and service, thereby ensuring safe food for the consumers.
How to cite this article:
Amanda Joseph. Practice of food safety among restaurant workers in Chennai and the impact of an awareness programme on their knowledge of food safety. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(1):274-277.