Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 67 - 89 2020-04-01

Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey

Taner TUNCER [1] , Aylin AKOĞLU [2]


This study was aimed to examine the food safety knowledge of food handlers in hotels’ kitchen, to determine existing knowledge gaps in food safety, and to examine relationship between food safety knowledge and some sample characteristics such as gender, age, education level, professional experience, and past attendance to food safety training course. A total of 378 food handlers working in hotel kitchens, located at six different cities in Turkey, participated in the cross-sectional study. The food safety knowledge score of participants was average with 53.70%. Knowledge scores related the different food safety aspects including personal hygiene (53.60%), food hygiene (53.91%), cross contamination (61.13%), health problems that would affect food safety (52.14%), symptoms of foodborne illnesses (52.00%), HACCP (51.00%) and food allergy (50.89%) were found average level. The most striking result of this study is that although the number of employees receiving food safety training is considerably high (82.3%), the food safety knowledge score was found less than expected. When viewed from this aspect, this work is remarkable about examining into content and adequacy of food safety training in Turkey.

Food safety, Hotels kitchen, Food handlers, Knowledge, Turkey
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Primary Language en
Subjects Food Science and Technology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9405-0361
Author: Taner TUNCER
Institution: Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Doğubayazıt Ahmed-i Vocational School, Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Service, Ağrı
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0136-4928
Author: Aylin AKOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bolu
Country: Turkey


Thanks Authors are thankful for the hotel kitchen staff who participated in this research study and also for Buğra Soykut for editing the article. This study was a part of a Master Thesis of Taner Tuncer (Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts).
Dates

Application Date : September 6, 2019
Acceptance Date : November 17, 2019
Publication Date : April 1, 2020

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APA Tuncer, T , Akoğlu, A . (2020). Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey . Food and Health , 6 (2) , 67-89 . DOI: 10.3153/FH20009
MLA Tuncer, T , Akoğlu, A . "Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey" . Food and Health 6 (2020 ): 67-89 <http://jfhs.scientificwebjournals.com/en/pub/issue/51648/616455>
Chicago Tuncer, T , Akoğlu, A . "Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey". Food and Health 6 (2020 ): 67-89
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AMA Tuncer T , Akoğlu A . Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey. Food Health. 2020; 6(2): 67-89.
Vancouver Tuncer T , Akoğlu A . Food safety knowledge of food handlers working in hotel kitchens in Turkey. Food and Health. 2020; 6(2): 67-89.