Microbial isolated on ring worn by food handler in UiTM Puncak Alam and Shah Alam / Nor Najah Bukry

Bukry, Nor Najah (2012) Microbial isolated on ring worn by food handler in UiTM Puncak Alam and Shah Alam / Nor Najah Bukry. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


People are likely to wear rings because ring is part of everyday life. One of the factor people wear ring is because ring can display the beauty to the wearer. Ring is also symbol of marriage to someone. This study is about the ring wearing by food handler. Food handler who are wearing ring during food handling can contaminate the food. The aim of the study is to detect and measure the bacterial present on ring worn by food handler in food premises at UiTM Puncak Alam and Shah Alam. Through sterile procedure 60 rings of plain and non-plain rings were shaken into 10 ml buffered peptone water. The solution was transferred to agar and kept incubated overnight in an incubator at 37°C. The sample was taken from food handler in food premises in UiTM Shah Alam and Puncak Alam. The result showed that Staphylococcus aureus were found at all plain and non-plain ring (100%).However, E-coli were found on 15 plain rings (50%), and all at non-plain rings (100%). There was significant different for E-co/i present on plain and non-plain ring worn by food handler in UiTM Puncak Alam and Shah Alam, p= 0.001 (p<0.05). Colony Count for Staphylococcus aureus and E-coli on non-plain ring are more than in plain ring. The finding show there are significant different of Staphylococcus aureus and E-coli for plain and non-plain ring, p<0.05. The present staphylococcus aureus and E-coli on ring may associate with the surface physicochemical properties of material such as surface roughness, surface area and hydrophobicity. Other factors such as nutrient, temperature and pH were also assist the adhesion and growth of bacterial on-the rings. Although the findings show that there are fewer bacteria on plain rings compared to non-plain rings, plain rings also may contribute danger of food contamination.


Item Type: Student Project
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Bukry, Nor Najah
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Thesis advisor
Abd Rahman, Nasaruddin
Thesis advisor
Ahmad, Hashim
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Food and food supply in relation to public health
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply > Examination and analysis. Composition. Adulteration
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety
Keywords: Food handler, plain ring, non-plain ring, Staphylococcus aureus and E-coli
Date: July 2012
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/53318
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