Cutting Board Hygiene Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Food Handlers at Home during Covid19 Pandemic in Selangor

Authors

  • Nadiatul Syima Mohd Shahid Department of Environmental Health, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
  • Rabi’atul’ Adawiyah Abdul Wahab Centre of Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), UiTM Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Shantakumari Rajan Centre of Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), UiTM Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nasar-Abbas S.M. School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia, 6102, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3437

Keywords:

Cutting Board, Hygiene, Knowledge, Food Handlers, Attitudes and Practices (KAP)

Abstract

The microbial quality of cutting boards used in the home kitchen indicates hygiene conditions and a potential source of public health risk. This study aimed to assess the hygiene knowledge, attitudes and practices on cutting boards among food handlers at home during the Covid19 pandemic in Selangor. One hundred home food handlers participated in the online survey using a validated self-administered questionnaire. Overall, findings indicate sufficient hygiene knowledge, attitudes and practices on cutting boards. These findings emphasize the need for educating home food handlers on food hygiene to improve their knowledge, behaviour and practices.

Keywords: Cutting board; hygiene; knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP); food handlers

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3437

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Mohd Shahid, N. S., Abdul Wahab, R. A. ., Rajan, S. ., & S.M., N.-A. (2022). Cutting Board Hygiene Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Food Handlers at Home during Covid19 Pandemic in Selangor. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 225-232. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3437