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E3 Journal of Medical Research

E3 Journal of Medical Research Vol. 4 (2) pp. 016-022, May 2015; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2276-9900


Knowledge and practice of food safety and hygiene among food vendors in primary schools in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria

Tolulope O. Afolaranmi1 * , Zuwaira I Hassan1 , Danjuma A Bello1 , Zaman Misari2
1 Department of Community Medicine, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
2 Department of Community Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital. Jos, Plateau State Nigeria
*Corresponding Author E-mail: toluene42002@yahoo.com
Accepted 30 March 2015

Abstract

Food is an important basic necessity which is essential for health and wellbeing of humans. Therefore, ensuring safe food handling and preparation is of paramount importance.A descriptive cross sectional study carried out among food vendors in primary schools in Jos North Local Government Area to determine the knowledge and practice of food safety and hygiene. EPI info statistical software version 3.5.4 was used for data analysis and 95% confidence interval was used in this study with a P ≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant. The mean age of the food handlers in the study was 25.8 ± 5.3 years with the mean years of work experience as 7.8 ± 1.3 years. One hundred and six (60.9%) of the respondent had good knowledge with a mean knowledge score of 18.59 ± 5.90. Statistical significant relationship was found between age (P <0.001) and practice of food safety and hygiene. The level of knowledge and practice of food safety and hygiene in this study needs improvement through structured food safety and hygiene training

Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Food safety and hygiene, food vendors

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