Commercial and institutional caterings food hygiene practice and the 1992 Food and Drugs Act of Ghana, Sections 1, 6 and 7

Ababio, Patricia Foriwaa and Lovatt, Pauline (2014) Commercial and institutional caterings food hygiene practice and the 1992 Food and Drugs Act of Ghana, Sections 1, 6 and 7. Food Control, 37 . pp. 73-76. ISSN 0956-7135

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.08.029

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Abstract

The compliance of a cross section of commercial and institutional caterings in Ghana to the PNDC Law 305B Sections 1, 6 and 7 was studied with the use of purposively sampled food workers in the two set ups. Both commercial and institutional caterings had considerable number of hygiene trained personnel in supervisory position in compliance with section 6 of the Food Law. Sections 1 and 7 on the sale of unwholesome food through lack of available control measures on handling non conforming raw materials and the preparation of food under unsanitary conditions respectively needed much improvement in both set ups. It was recommended that an introduction to the Food Law in Ghana should be added to enforced food hygiene training for food handlers that commensurate with their activities.

Keywords:Food law in Ghana, Commercial and institutional catering, NotOAChecked
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D620 Food Hygiene
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D640 Food and Beverages for the Consumer
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:13475
Deposited On:16 Jun 2015 09:39

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