Development of Food Hygiene Surveillance System in Plantation Sector, Sri Lanka

Lahiru S. Galgamuwa, Devika Iddawela, Samath D. Dharmaratne


Diseases due to consumption of contaminated food are a common problem in worldwide. Information about food hygiene practices in plantation sector in Sri Lanka is insufficient. This study was designed to identify hygiene practices for the establishment of a Surveillance system in Sri Lanka. Knowledge of food hygiene practices among food handlers in plantation sector is very poor. Community - Health education programs, promoting better food hygiene and improved sanitary conditions should be considered, to plan a food hygiene Surveillance system.

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