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Impact of Covid19 Knowledge, Attitude and Practice KAP in Food Industry, India

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 1666-1669

Keywords : Health and Hygiene; Food Industry; COVID 19; Impact; KAP; Guidelines and Implementation;

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COVID 19 coronavirus is one of the highly infectious and transmittable disease caused by SARS COV 2 that human era has ever faced. At the end of December 2019, novel virus named COVID 19 emerged in large seafood market at Wuhan china, causing respiratory infections thereby death cases is numerically increasing in lakh due to rapid transmission of virus. Background Global covid 19 pandemic generate a pressing need to upgrade food establishments with standard Food safety protocols which are required to keep their premises safe for their guests and customers. Objectives The objective of the study is to assess the knowledge, awareness and practice among food handlers. Methodology A voluntary online survey was conducted among food handlers working in different food outlets and star hotels in TamilNadu, India. A questionnaire was structured and mailed to the participants. Results A total of 53 responses have been recorded. In which ninety seven percentage respondents are male and three percentage of respondents are female. Ninety three percent of the respondents are aware that hand dryers are not effective in killing coronavirus. Eighty five percent of respondents strongly agreed to the statement of educating patients, household members and caregivers about covid 19. Conclusion The results of this study show that, majority of the food handlers has excellent knowledge, hygienic practice and awareness of covid 19. Ms. J. Suja Kannu | Ms. J. Vinodha Evangeline | K. Karthick "Impact of Covid19: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) in Food Industry, India" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-4 , June 2020, URL: Paper Url :

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