Test kit for cleanliness of food-contact articles and hands is used to detect bacteria on the surface or utensils. Food may be contaminated with hamful bacteria or pathogens, either by infected food handlers’ hands, or through contact with food contact surface or utensils. The customers can get sick from foodborne illnesses after eating contaminated food. Self-inspection of cleanliness of food contact articles and hands is able to prevent the foodborne diseases, therefore, the Department of Medical Sciences has developed a test kit for checking cleanliness of food contact articles and hands which can be used outside the laboratory.
Health impact of unclean hands or utensils:
Consumption of foods which contact unclean hands or utensils may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever or headache.
Target sample of test kit for cleanliness of food-contact articles and hands:
- Food-contact articles or utensils: spoon, glass, chopping board, chopsticks, etc,…
- Food handler’s hands
- Ready-to-eat food: vended food, street food, canteen food, food in restaurant, etc,…