The relationship between hygiene sanitation and contamination of Escherichia coli in snacks in elementary schools in Depok, Indonesia

Helda Dinasari, Bambang Wispriyono

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Abstract

Sanitation hygiene is an attempt to control the factors of food, people, places and equipments that have potential factors to cause disease or illness. Control of food contamination is related to hygiene and sanitation relationship with E.coli contamination on snacks in the elementary schools in Depok can be an input for considerations as the efforts to control food contamination to ensure the health of snacks that are sold in elementary schools. The main objective of this study is to determine the relationship between hygiene and sanitation to E.coli contamination levels of snacks in the Elementary Schools. This study was conducted by using a cross sectional design. The total samples were 38 samples from 19 schools. The data collection was done by using questionnaires and laboratory tests. After that, an analysis was conducted through univariate and bivariate between the independent and dependent variables. The results of the study revealed that there is a relationship between knowledge, attitudes, sanitary tools, and storage of raw materials with E.coli contamination with p value <0.05. Meanwhile, the variable of handlers' working period and sanitary place show that there is no significant relationship with E.coli contamination by p> 0.05. In conclusion, there is a correlation between attitudes, behaviors of handlers' hygiene, sanitation tools, sanitary of raw material storage with E.coli contamination in snacks in 19 Elementary Schools in Depok, Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • E.coli
  • Elementary school
  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation
  • Snacks

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