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Título: Food safety in the domestic enviromnent: kitchen hygiene
Autor: Noronha, Fátima
Silva, Susana Aragao
Mena, Cristina
Almeida, Gonçalo
Hogg, Tim
Gibbs, Paul
Teixeira, Paula
Palavras-chave: Food safety
Domestic environment
kitchen hygiene
consumer education
Data: 2006
Editora: Medwell Online
Citação: "Journal of Food Technology" . ISSN 0022-1163. 4:4 (2006) 264-267
Resumo: Foodborne diseases are widely accepted as one of the major public health concerns for all countries. According to the results of various studies, the domestic sector needs to be a key element in the reduction of foodborne illness as a significant proportion of these diseasescases arises from poor food handling and hygiene practices in the domestic environment. The objective of this preliminary study was to obtain an indication of the level of hygiene of Portuguese kitchens. 10 domestic kitchens were characterized based on the presence of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacteriaceae in 16 different sampling points and of Listeria sp. in refrigerators and on the administration of a small questionnaire to the person responsible for the house cleaning and cooking about food safety and hygiene practices. Although based on a small number of homes, this study demonstrated that various points in the kitchen harbourharbor pathogenic organisms, thus being a possible source of food poisoning, for example through cross-contamination.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/5555
Versão do Editor: www.medwelljournals.com
Aparece nas colecções:ESB - Artigos em revistas internacionais com Arbitragem / Papers in international journals with Peer-review

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