Food hygiene knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers in Bangladeshi homes
Sammanfattning: Background Food handlers knowledge and related attitude and practices towards food hygiene plays a significant role in reducing food-borne disease, which represents a growing concern for public health interest. Aim To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices of food hygiene among food handlers in Bangladeshi homes located in urban areas exposed to climate change. Methodology A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted to perform this study. An online questionnaire survey was used as a tool for data collection. Food handlers were selected through convenience sampling method. Data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software version 27. Results In case of food hygiene knowledge, attitudes and practices, study participants had good knowledge (78.77%), moderate attitude (57.4%) and good practice level (88.82%) in food hygiene at home. There is no significant difference between men and women in their knowledge level but had significant difference in their attitude and practice level. Besides, there is no significant difference in food hygiene knowledge of food handlers based on their educational level but results showed significant difference in their attitude and practices of food hygiene. Conclusion Food handlers in Bangladeshi homes were knowledgeable with moderate attitude and good practice level. Continuous food safety education, health education and media campaigns will help them to reduce the risk of diarrhea and food-borne illness.
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