Postgraduation Registration Detail

Research Registry No : PRID-00888_V1
 
Registration Date : 2020-08-09
 
Thesis Title : PERCEPTION AND PRACTICE OF FOOD SAFETY IN PREPACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS PRODUCING SMALL AND MEDIAN ENTERPRISES IN NORTHERN DISTRICT OF YANGON
 
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City : Yangon
 
State/ Region : Yangon
 
Field of Thesis : Public Health
 
Education Status : M.B.,B,S(Ygn), MPH
 
Host Department Address : Department of Food and Drug Administration, Yagnon.\r\nNo. 35, Min Kyaung Street, Maw Kun Tite Street, Dagon Township, Yangon.
 
Supervisor's Name : Dr. Mya Thandar
 
Supervisor's Designation : Associate professor/Head
 
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Year of Post Graduation : 2019
 
Name and Placement of University : University of Public Health, Yangon.
 
Academic Level : MSc
 
Thesis Notes for Specialty : MSc Thesis (Public Health)
 
Abstract : The burden food borne illness is becoming greater around the world. Food borne illness includes a wide variety of diseases and is a growing public health concern resulting high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Institutional food handlers serve as vehicle for cross-contamination of food or source of infection as they come in contact with food products while preparing food for consumers. As a developing country, number of food producing SMEs are increasing rapidly and their food handlers’ knowledge on food safety is important to prevent food borne outbreaks.\r\n A cross-sectional study was conducted among 188 food handlers from 38 different food producing SMEs in northern district of Yangon, from September to December 2019 to assess the perception and practice of food safety using face-to-face interviews with pretested questionnaires and observational checklists.\r\n The majority of food handlers (92%) had low knowledge on food safety. Most of them could answer correctly to questions relating personal hygiene but the majority had no clear idea about proper food storage and safe food handling. Their main source of information on food safety was from mass media and hearsays. Overall attitude of food handlers in this study was satisfactory. The plurality of them recognizes the importance of safe food handling to ensure food safety. \r\n The study indicated that there were significant associations between education, working experience, food safety training and knowledge of food safety (p<0.05). And also there were statistically associations between sex, working experience, job position, food safety training and attitude towards food safety (p<0.05). No significant associations were found between knowledge and attitude of the participants on food safety.
 
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2019-09-25
 
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : University of Public Health, Yangon
 
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/PRC/Document : 04082020043458NewDocument(6).pdf
 
Pre-existing Registration ID : No
 
Pre-existing Name of Organization : No
 
Pre-existing Name of Organization Website : No