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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 974-981
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.114


Assessment of Microbiological Quality of Food Items Served in College Canteens
Anjali Kumari1, Surinderjit Kaur2 and Sharanbir Kaur Bal3*
Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Food holds an important role in human’s health, thus a high level of food safety is needed to ensure that human is safe from diseases or dangers that come from foods. Over the past decade, an increased tendency to consume meals at dining facilities outside the home has been highlighted, very often, meals supplied in food businesses are cause of many food borne disease outbreaks. So an effort was made to evaluate the microbiological quality of the selected canteen food items and preparation of guidelines for canteen visitors and workers regarding food quality and hygienic practices. The surprising result of this study was that none of the selected canteen owners had registered themselves under FSSA 2011. Further, the results of microbial examination of selected samples revealed that all the tested sweet as well as salted items were highly contaminated with yeast, mold and bacteria which can be a source of many health problems. Thus, there is a need to educate the students to look into the hygiene, nutritional value of food being served in their canteen and develop taste for healthy foods. It is also essential for the college authorities to keep an eye on what is being served to students in canteens.


Keywords: Food safety, Consumption, Food quality, Hygiene, Nutritional value, Microbiological quality
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Anjali Kumari, Surinderjit Kaur and Sharanbir Kaur Bal. 2019. Assessment of Microbiological Quality of Food Items Served in College Canteens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 974-981. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.114