Assessment of Bacteriological Profile and the Factors that Contribute to Food Contamination In Hilat KuKu

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate food safety in street-vended foods in Khartoum city:

A study on the assessment of bacteriological profile and the factors that contribute to food

contamination, using standardized survey tool containing 41 questions to test food safety

knowledge and practices of 30 street vendors.

The analysis of demographic characteristics revealed that the all participants were females

and the majority of age group of 31- 40 years (53.3%) most of the vendors have illiterate

education (46.7%) and most of them are unmarried (60.0%). Concerning health and personal

hygiene knowledge, these people agree that one of the most important responsibilities of the food

handlers is washing hands to food safety measures (56.7%). Most of respondents failed to

identified terms of food-borne disease, but some of the participants were able to identify the term

of food-borne illness.

75 swap samples of different site were taken from hands of workers, knives, dishes, foods

and surfaces of food preparation and taken in sterile containers. Bacterial total viable count

(TVCs) was carried out. The result of the TVCs revealed statistical significance difference of all

samples site (p>0.05). Isolation and identification of bacteria in different sample site were

Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus spp, Echerichia coli and Streptococcus spp. The saving of food

hygiene is very difficult to practice on street in setting where resources are scarce and

surroundings are of low environmental and sanitary standards.

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APA

Ahmed, A (2021). Assessment of Bacteriological Profile and the Factors that Contribute to Food Contamination In Hilat KuKu. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-bacteriological-profile-and-the-factors-that-contribute-to-food-contamination-in-hilat-kuku

MLA 8th

Ahmed, Ahmed "Assessment of Bacteriological Profile and the Factors that Contribute to Food Contamination In Hilat KuKu" Afribary. Afribary, 20 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-bacteriological-profile-and-the-factors-that-contribute-to-food-contamination-in-hilat-kuku. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Ahmed, Ahmed . "Assessment of Bacteriological Profile and the Factors that Contribute to Food Contamination In Hilat KuKu". Afribary, Afribary, 20 May. 2021. Web. 22 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-bacteriological-profile-and-the-factors-that-contribute-to-food-contamination-in-hilat-kuku >.

Chicago

Ahmed, Ahmed . "Assessment of Bacteriological Profile and the Factors that Contribute to Food Contamination In Hilat KuKu" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-bacteriological-profile-and-the-factors-that-contribute-to-food-contamination-in-hilat-kuku