Practices Food Safety amongst Mobile Food Handlers in Shah Alam, Selangor


  • Faridah Hanim Ismail
  • Chemah Tamby Chik
  • Rosmaliza Muhammad
  • Norhayati Mat Yusoff



This study seeks to examine the awareness of food handler personal hygiene on food hygiene practices. Using quantitative approach, self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 400 mobile handlers in Shah Alam Selangor,Malaysia and only 320 questionnaires were collated. Although food handlers may be aware of the need for personal hygiene, they do not understand critical aspects of personal hygiene such cleaning work surface and control food temperature value while cooking. In order to prevent food borne illnesses, mobile food owners need to access and improve operator’s knowledge, personal hygiene and the hygiene practices on food safety to consumer.

2398-4279 © 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK.. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: food safety knowledge; Presonal hygiene; Hygiene Practices; Mobile food handler


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