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Quality Of Cooked Foods In Urban Schools In Ghana: Review Of Food Borne Diseases And Health Implications

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Reuben K. Esena, Emmanuel Owusu



Keywords: Microbial Quality, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Quality Improvement (QI), Vended foods, Food Hygiene



Abstract: This study reviews microbial quality of ready-to eat foods; specifically food safety, basic Hazard Analysis and Critical Point [HACCP] and public perception of food borne diseases. Others include the vulnerable group of food borne diseases, bacterial food borne diseases, causes of food borne diseases. The objective of this study is to review the microbial quality of vended foods in urban school canteens in Ghana. This study determines the microbial levels of vended foods sold in Schools to explore food borne diseases of vended food in relation to hygienic practices and to recommend measures that can be implemented to ensure microbial food safety in School canteens in urban areas. This is a descriptive desk review of facts from the literature. Information were obtained from health records the Ghana Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana Statistical Service, (GSS) Food and drugs Board and literature from International Journals and from the website. All these were analyzed and described.



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