ISSUES ON MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOOD POISONING IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY IN KEDAH
This study was conducted to identify the factors that contributed to food poisoning as well as the level of enforcement and monitoring conducted by the Kedah State’s Department of Health. This study was conducted through survey method involved a total of 548 respondents including students, teachers, food handlers/workers and parents. The findings showed that the majority of respondents have information and knowledge regarding the aspects of food hygiene, self-hygiene, or premises hygiene. The findings also showed that the majority of respondents were satisfied with the level of enforcement and monitoring carried out by the authority in their schools on all aspects. In conclusion, the findings in this study can provide the important information on monitoring and enforcement, especially for Food Safety and Quality Division, as well as students, food handlers, teachers and parents.
Food Poisoning, Factors, Enforcement and Monitoring, Religious Schools, Hygiene.