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Monitoring of food handlers and their influence on the preparation of ready-to-eat foods

Ochoa-Agudelo, Susana Y Tobón-Ospina, Juliana Y Fuentes-Venegas, Mayra Alejandra Y Durango-Zuleta, Mónica María (2024) Monitoring of food handlers and their influence on the preparation of ready-to-eat foods. Universidad y Salud, 26 (1). A1-A9. ISSN 2389-7066

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Introduction: Transmission of foodborne pathogensis related to inadequate sanitary conditions, which are derived from either the food preparation process or the person who prepares it. Food handlers are essentialto preserve food innocuousness and protect consumer’s health. Objective: To evaluate demographic characteristics, hygiene practices, knowledge, work conditions and the presenceof pathogenic microorganisms infood handlers at public school restaurants inAntioquia, Colombia. Materials and methods: The study evaluated 104 food handlers in a municipality in Antioquia. Demographic data and stool samples were collected to identify intestinal parasites, Salmonella spp., andStaphylococcus aureus. Results:The presence of intestinal parasites (e.g.Entamoeba Complex and Trichuris trichiura)was identified in 61% of female participants. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from 49% of food handlers.Conclusion: Infection of food handlerwas confirmed, making them potential sources of food contamination. They are committed to their work and have the knowledge to preserve basic hygieneconditions.It is highlighted their importance and influenceinadequate hygienic practices to minimize the risks of transmission, as wellas the need for medical treatment and regular checkups offood handlers to counteract the risk to consumers.

Tipo de Elemento: Artículo
Palabras Clave: Food supply; Salmonella;Staphylococcus aureus; parasites;foodborne diseases
Asunto: Q Ciencias > QR Microbiology
R Medicina > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicina > RZ Other systems of medicine
Division: Revistas > Revista Universidad y Salud
Depósito de Usuario: Rev. Universidad y Salud UDENAR
Fecha Deposito: 23 Feb 2024 15:08
Ultima Modificación: 23 Feb 2024 15:08

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