Cases of food contamination and poisoning in boarding schools have been reported in Nigeria. Although researches have been carried out on food safety in Nigerian schools, not many studies were conducted in boarding schools despite the health implications of consuming unsafe food. This study was designed to assess the food safety and hygiene conditions in selected Public Secondary Schools with Boarding Facilities(PSSBF) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select five out of ten PSSBF in Ibadan. A semi-structured interviewer administered questionnaire was used to elicit information on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of food safety and hygiene among 59 food handlers. A 40, 24 and 30 point scales was used to assess the food handlers KAP respectively. Food hazards and sanitary conditions were assessed by direct observation using a 30-item checklist. Forty-two food samples were collected immediately after cooking from kitchens and dining halls of schools. Food holding temperature was measured by inserting thermocouple in the mid region of the food samples. Borehole, well and Tap water samples used for dish-washing, cooking and drinking were collected from the schools. Food and water samples were assessed for bacteria using pour plate and multiple tube method and results expressed in cfu/g and cfu/ml respectively. Values obtained from analysis of food and water samples were compared with United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) respectively. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA were used for data analysis at p=0.05.
ISIAKU, I (2021). Food Safety And Hygiene Conditions In Selected Public Secondary Schools With Boarding Facilities In Ibadan, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-and-hygiene-conditions-in-selected-public-secondary-schools-with-boarding-facilities-in-ibadan-nigeria
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ISIAKU, IMAM . "Food Safety And Hygiene Conditions In Selected Public Secondary Schools With Boarding Facilities In Ibadan, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed March 23, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/food-safety-and-hygiene-conditions-in-selected-public-secondary-schools-with-boarding-facilities-in-ibadan-nigeria