Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia

Siti Nurul Ain Saipullizan, Sahilah Abd. Mutalib, Razalee Sedek

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at sixty food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. The swab technique was used to investigate the presence of E. coli and coliforms on 180 of food utensils (chopping boards: 60, knives: 60 and dish plates: 60). The results indicated that 180 of food utensils were contaminated with E. coli and coliforms. More than 60% of the coliforms were exceeded the acceptable limit compared to E. coli on the food utensils. The one-way ANOVA analysis demonstrated that the presence of E. coli and coliforms differed significantly among the three types of food utensils (knives, chopping boards, and dish plates). In conclusion, this study revealed that there are hygiene issues exist in every food premises. The food utensils are safe to use during the food preparation if the presence of E. coli and coliforms are not exceed the acceptable limit. Thus, it is recommended that the food handlers in the food premises should improve effective cleaning and sanitizing of food utensils in their daily work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1940
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416321
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2018
Event2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

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Other2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period12/7/1713/7/17

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Escherichia
food
parabolic reflectors
hygiene
cleaning

Keywords

  • coliform.
  • Escherichia coli
  • food premises
  • Food utensils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Saipullizan, S. N. A., Abd. Mutalib, S., & Sedek, R. (2018). Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1940). [020105] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028020

Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. / Saipullizan, Siti Nurul Ain; Abd. Mutalib, Sahilah; Sedek, Razalee.

2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 020105.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Saipullizan, SNA, Abd. Mutalib, S & Sedek, R 2018, Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. in 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1940, 020105, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor, Malaysia, 12/7/17. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028020
Saipullizan SNA, Abd. Mutalib S, Sedek R. Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 020105 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5028020
Saipullizan, Siti Nurul Ain ; Abd. Mutalib, Sahilah ; Sedek, Razalee. / Escherichia coli and coliforms level of food utensils at food premises in Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018.
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