Measuring Escherichia coli in foods and beverages towards certification of cafeteria in campus

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Abstract

Aims: To measure Escherichia coli in foods and beverages sold by cafeterias in a campus. Method: This research used cross-sectional design using the structured questionnaire in June-July 2011. The number of samples was 230 food and beverages taken from 13 locations consisting of 42 vendors. Analysis of E. coli conducted in the Laboratory of Environmental Health Faculty of the Public Health University of Indonesia used Membrane Filter Method with CFU (Colony Forming Units) as a result. Analysis of certification of hygiene and sanitation performed using instruments or the form of Ministry of Health Decree Number 715/MENKES/SK/V/2003. Results: The contamination more than 50 %, showed in food (79.5) was higher than the drinks. Only 5,74 % cafeterias allow the score of Ministry of Health Decree Number 715/MENKES/SK/V/2003 standard for Hygiene and Sanitation. Conclusions: E. coli contamination in foods was higher compared with beverages. Most of the cafeterias on campus did not allow the standard. It needed the training to improve the knowledge of food handlers, owner, and manager concerning the hygiene and sanitation cafeterias and do assessment and development the instrument which proper to all cafeterias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Beverage
  • Cafeteria
  • Escherichia coli
  • Food handler
  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation

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