Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene

Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene
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ISSN: 2476-2059

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Gamez NM

Gamez NM


  • Research Article
    Accessories of Food Handlers and Restaurant Staff as a Source for Food Contamination
    Author(s): Mengual Lombar M, Gamez NM, Carcedo I, Lopez MA and Alava JIMengual Lombar M, Gamez NM, Carcedo I, Lopez MA and Alava JI

    With the popularity of the culinary society and the new role of the cooks as media icons, some of the good practices of correct hygiene for items such as the working uniform are being underestimated. This study demonstrates the bacterial load of some accessories (rings, tattoos, watches, etc.) as sources of cross-contamination for foods. The purpose of this article is to reinforce one of the basics of food safety such removal of personal accessories as a means of; the good practices of hygiene in food handlers. In line with this purpose, samples from gastronomy sciences students were collected as representative of a culinary work environment. Sampling process was done through a swab collection method from accessories such as piercings, rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, (and recently done tattoos) unremoved while developing culinary skills in risk of food cross-contamination, eith.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000105

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