The First International Conference On Islamic Development Studies 2019, ICIDS 2019, 10 September 2019, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Research Article

Food safety assessment on knowledge, attitude, and practice: A study among food handlers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289403,
        author={Muhammad Ikmal Bin Norshaidi and Muhammad Arif Aizat Bashir and Ahmad Fauzan Badiuzaman and Sperico Michael Alden and Mohd Yazid Ani},
        title={Food safety assessment on knowledge, attitude, and practice: A study among food handlers},
        proceedings={The First International Conference On Islamic Development Studies 2019, ICIDS 2019, 10 September 2019, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIDS},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={kap food safety food-handler hipster caf\^{e} quantitative research},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289403}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Ikmal Bin Norshaidi
    Muhammad Arif Aizat Bashir
    Ahmad Fauzan Badiuzaman
    Sperico Michael Alden
    Mohd Yazid Ani
    Year: 2019
    Food safety assessment on knowledge, attitude, and practice: A study among food handlers
    ICIDS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-9-2019.2289403
Muhammad Ikmal Bin Norshaidi1,*, Muhammad Arif Aizat Bashir1, Ahmad Fauzan Badiuzaman1, Sperico Michael Alden1, Mohd Yazid Ani1
  • 1: Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
*Contact email: ikmalplc@gmail.com

Abstract

Good personal hygiene and food safety practices are crucial in foodservice establishments. It should guarantee the food is safe to be eaten by the consumers. However, food poisoning cases are still arising from time to time. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of food safety among food-handlers. A quantitative method is applied in this study involving 140 food-handlers. The results showed that respondents do possess the right attitude; however, there are some vital aspects of food safety that still can be improvised. In addition, the respondents were reported to have good knowledge of food handling. In terms of practice, the respondents do practice the important aspects of food safety and hygiene, but still, there are some of them that are being neglected. Hence, the outcomes of this study may perhaps increase the awareness of food-handlers regarding the importance of hygiene in food premises.