Comparative Analysis Of Food Handling Practices Employed By Registered And Unregistered Quick Service Restaurants: The Case Of City Of Mutare, Zimbabwe

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ABSTRACT

The fast food industry has an important role in meeting the ever increasing food demands

of the urban dwellers in developing countries. The catering industry in Zimbabwe is

growing exponentially as evidenced by the opening of new takeaways, restaurants, lodges

and hotels. It is estimated that 15 percent of the total population in Zimbabwe buy food

from various food outlets on a daily basis. The aim of the study was to make an inference

on the food handling practices currently prevalent in registered and unregistered quick

service restaurants in the City of Mutare. The research was made of two main phases; the

first phase involving the use of a structured questionnaire to assess employees’ and

clientele food safety opinions, knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported practices. The

second phase included the use of detailed food safety observation guide to determine food

safety and hygiene practices of food handlers. Collected data were subjected to analysis

by a Portable IBM Statistical Package for Social Scientists version 11.0. The results for

both registered and unregistered restaurants revealed significant p value > 0.05 indicating

that there was no significant relationship between the registration status of restaurants and

effectiveness of food handling practices employed. The microbial tests for Escherichia

coli, Bacillus, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus were conducted on selected food

samples, hand swabs, kitchen equipment and food contact surfaces. The results from the

assessment indicated that E. coli was detected in all categories of samples, while the

Staphylococcus aureus was found mostly on the hands of food handlers. Klebsiella

occurred mostly on food contact surfaces and equipment, signifying inadequate hygiene

and sanitation. However, Salmonella was detected in a few samples of meat, soup and

stew.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Comparative Analysis Of Food Handling Practices Employed By Registered And Unregistered Quick Service Restaurants: The Case Of City Of Mutare, Zimbabwe. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-food-handling-practices-employed-by-registered-and-unregistered-quick-service-restaurants-the-case-of-city-of-mutare-zimbabwe

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Comparative Analysis Of Food Handling Practices Employed By Registered And Unregistered Quick Service Restaurants: The Case Of City Of Mutare, Zimbabwe" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-food-handling-practices-employed-by-registered-and-unregistered-quick-service-restaurants-the-case-of-city-of-mutare-zimbabwe . Accessed 12 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Comparative Analysis Of Food Handling Practices Employed By Registered And Unregistered Quick Service Restaurants: The Case Of City Of Mutare, Zimbabwe". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 May. 2021. Web. 12 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-food-handling-practices-employed-by-registered-and-unregistered-quick-service-restaurants-the-case-of-city-of-mutare-zimbabwe >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Comparative Analysis Of Food Handling Practices Employed By Registered And Unregistered Quick Service Restaurants: The Case Of City Of Mutare, Zimbabwe" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/comparative-analysis-of-food-handling-practices-employed-by-registered-and-unregistered-quick-service-restaurants-the-case-of-city-of-mutare-zimbabwe