Journal of
Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Abbreviation: J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6575
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHMT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 71

Article in Press

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of food safety among food-handlers at hipster café

Muhammad ‘Arif Aizat Bashir

  •  Received: 21 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 October 2019
Abstract – Decent personal hygiene and food safety practices are vital in foodservice establishments such as restaurant or café. It should assure the food is safe to be consumed by the consumers. Yet, food poisoning cases were still arising from time to time. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices in term of food safety among food-handlers, particularly in a café setting. A quantitative method implementing judgmental sampling was applied in this study involving 140 food-handlers. The data then analysed using SPSS software version 25. The results showed that respondents do possess the right attitude (M=3.23), however, there are some vital aspects in food safety that still can be improvised. In addition, the respondents have good knowledge of food handling with an overall mean score of M=3.89. In terms of practice, the respondents do practice the important aspects of food safety and hygiene (M=3.60), but still, there are some of them that are being neglected. Hence, the results of this study may nurture awareness of food-handlers concerning the significance of hygiene in food premises. The result of this study can also be utilized by policymakers in revising the existing condition of food premises. With the review, they can strategize on steps to be taken in addressing the recent situation of the foodservice premises.

Keywords: KAP, food safety, food-handler, hipster café, quantitative research