Microbial assessment of utensil and worktop surfaces at university food court / Razi Ikhwan Md Rashid ... [et al.]

Sabaruddin, Nurul Shuhada and Shafie, Farah Ayuni and Masngut, Mohd Izwan and Md Rashid, Razi Ikhwan (2019) Microbial assessment of utensil and worktop surfaces at university food court / Razi Ikhwan Md Rashid ... [et al.]. Health Scope, 1. pp. 157-160. ISSN 2735-0649


The contaminated utensils and worktop surfaces are known as one of the causes of food contamination. This study was conducted to identify the presence of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on the utensils and worktop surfaces, and to identify the hygiene level in the premises and also to determine the relationship between food premise rating and the bacteria count. Environmental swab of utensils and worktop surface was carried according to ISO 18593:2004. 126 samples of swab from seven type of utensils from six food premises was collected. For the food premise rating, standard form by Ministry of Health Malaysia was used. The average numbers of Escherichia coli colonies ranged from 2.0 - 269.3 (cfu/ml). For the Staphylococcus aureus the average numbers of colonies are ranged from 1.0 – 186 cfu/ml. All the result of Staphylococcus aureus showed the positive result. The hygiene level of the premise ranged from 53% to 86%. The highest level was recorded in the premise that has 86% of evaluation marks. However there is no significant difference in mean of bacteria count in clean premises and less clean premises.


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Sabaruddin, Nurul Shuhada
Shafie, Farah Ayuni
Masngut, Mohd Izwan
Md Rashid, Razi Ikhwan
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Food and food supply in relation to public health
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biotechnology > Microbial biotechnology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 157-160
Keywords: Environmental swab, food premise, hygiene, worktop surfaces, Utensils
Date: June 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54749
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