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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Ellen W.
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-01T12:15:51Z
dc.date.available2019-04-01T12:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.identifier.citationEvans, E.W. and Redmond, E.C. (2019) 'Domestic kitchen microbiological contamination and self-reported food hygiene practices of older adult consumers', Journal of Food Protection, 82(8), pp.1326-1335.
dc.identifier.issn0362-028X
dc.identifier.issn1944-9097 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10393
dc.descriptionArticle published in Journal of Food Protection available at https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-533en_US
dc.descriptionClosed deposit
dc.description.abstractDue to increased susceptibility, older adults have an increased risk of foodborne infection and data suggest elevated incidence, therefore, food hygiene is essential to reduce the risk. Research suggests older adults’ inadequate knowledge and negative attitudes towards food hygiene, may increase implementation of unsafe food practices. Data on microbiological contamination of domestic kitchens of older adults are lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to determine microbiological contamination of older-adults’ domestic kitchens. Food contact surfaces/equipment (n=1292) in older-adults (≥60years) domestic kitchens (n=100) were analyzed to isolate aerobic bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria spp.; self-reported hygiene practices were also recorded. Highest contamination levels were determined on in-use cleaning equipment (dish brushes/dishcloth/sponges) with aerobic bacteria <9.3 log CFU/item, Enterobacteriaceae <8.8 log CFU/item and S. aureus <7.0 log CFU/item. Reported usage-length of dish brushes was significantly correlated (p<0.05) with Enterobacteriaceae contamination. Significant correlations (p<0.05) were determined between contamination and reported cleaning frequency of refrigerators. Contamination of hand towels in single-occupant households was significantly greater (p<0.05) than multi-occupant households. The study facilitates novel comparison between reported hygiene practices with microbial contamination, suggesting older-adults fail to implement adequate and regular hygiene practices that may increase the possibility of cross-contamination in the domestic kitchen and the associated risk of foodborne illness. Data from this study has determined a need for older-adults to improve food-hygiene practices in the domestic kitchen.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Association for Food Protectionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Food Protection;
dc.subjectDomestic kitchenen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial contaminationen_US
dc.subjectself-reported practicesen_US
dc.subjectolder adult consumersen_US
dc.subjectdishclothsen_US
dc.subjectfood safetyen_US
dc.titleDomestic kitchen microbiological contamination and self-reported food hygiene practices of older adult consumersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-533
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-25
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/under-embargo-all-rights-reserveden_US
dc.refexceptionThe publication concerned actively disallows open-access deposit in a repository, and was the most appropriate publication for the output
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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