Volume 2010, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426


Using a modified standard questionnaire a crosssectional study was conducted between October and December 2006 to assess knowledge, attitude and practices towards food safety measures among 43 randomly selected food service staff at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar. Knowledge, attitude and practice of food service staff towards food safety was 91.9 %, 86% and 89.7 % respectively. Many (95.3%) recognized the importance of salmonella contamination but fewer (20.9%) were aware of the significance of Hepatitis A. In general the attitudes (86%) and practices (89.7%) of the staff towards clean and safe food preparation were adequate but the basic knowledge and understanding of the reasons for the necessary practices were inadequate (91.9%). Continuous training in health education, food safety and hygiene is required for all staff involved in hospital food services.


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