Journal of Current Research in Food Science
2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Examination of hygienic practices and food safety measures among kitchen staff in selected second cycle schools in the Sunyani municipality of Ghana
Author(s): Gifty Nyanta Karikari, Patricia Glago and Vivian Akomah Adjei
Abstract: The study examined the hygienic practices and food safety measures among kitchen staff in selected second cycle schools in Bono Region of Ghana. The researchers employed descriptive design for the study. Semi structured questionnaire was used to collect empirical data from one hundred (100) respondents working as kitchen staff in four selected second cycle institutions using a simple random technique. Microsoft excel spreadsheet and SATA 15 were used to analysis the data. The study revealed the kitchen staff age, gender, level of education, protocols and hygienic practices. The study revealed that more than half of the respondents (54%) observe the hygienic protocol as well as food safety measures. The study concludes that majority of the kitchen staff adhered to good food hygienic practices as regards washing of hands with soap and water after visiting the washing room during and after food preparation and service making use of gloves or utensils (tongs and spoons) to handle food that is ready to eat. The study recommends that authorities in educational institutions should continue to provide refresher courses on food safety and hygienic practices for their kitchen staff to provide them with the current issues on food safety and good hygienic practices.
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Gifty Nyanta Karikari, Patricia Glago, Vivian Akomah Adjei. Examination of hygienic practices and food safety measures among kitchen staff in selected second cycle schools in the Sunyani municipality of Ghana. J Curr Res Food Sci 2021;2(2):98-102.