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Table 4 Food hygiene practice among food handlers in restaurants of Bahir Dar Town, northwest, Ethiopia

From: Socio-demographic factors and availability of piped fountains affect food hygiene practice of food handlers in Bahir Dar Town, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Food hygienic practices Good (%) Poor (%)
Does the food handler wear outer garments/gown during visit?
 Yes 274 (65.7) 63 (15.1)
 No 8 (1.9) 72 (17.3)
Cleanness of outer garments?
 Yes 203 (48.7) 51 (12.2)
 No 62 (14.9) 101 (24.2)
Does the food handlers hair covered while working in food service establishments during visit?
 Yes 123 (29.5) 39 (9.4)
 No 259 (62.1) 96 (23.0)
Does the food handler’s finger nail short trimmed and clean?
 Yes 247 (59.2) 85 (20.4)
 No 35 (8.4) 50 (12)
Does food handler wear any jewelry or ring on hand at time of visit?
 Yes 263 (63.1) 76 (18.2)
 No 19 (4.6) 59 (14.1)
Does food handler clean and sanitize work surfaces after each task today?
 Yes 268 (64.3) 52 (12.5)
 No 14 (3.4) 83 (19.9)
Does food handler use soap/detergent for washing dishes?
 Yes 271 (65) 104 (25)
 No 11 (2.6) 31 (7.4)
Does the food handler use hot water for washing dishes?
 Yes 117 (28) 15 (3.6)
 No 165 (39.6) 120 (28.8)
Does the food handler wash cutting surfaces/knife/with soap/belch/after using it for cutting raw meat or chicken?
 Yes 196 (47.1) 11 (2.6)
 No 86 (20.6) 124 (29.7)
Does the food handler wash his/her hands with soap and water before working with food?
 Yes 249 (59.7) 65 (15.6)
 No 33 (7.9) 70 (16.8)
Does the food handler wash his/her hands with soap and water after visiting a latrine?
 Yes 268 (64.3) 99 (23.8)
 No 14 (3.4) 36 (8.6)
Does the food handler drink or eat food while serving or preparing food?
 Yes 280 (67.2) 88 (21)
 No 2 (0.5) 47 (11.3)
Does the food handler kept ready-to-eat foods in a clean container and covered properly?
 Yes 257 (61.6) 40 (9.6)
 No 25 (6) 95 (22.8)
Does the food handler stored food utensils in well-arranged manner in shelf or cupboard?
 Yes 243 (58.3) 21 (5)
 No 39 (9.4) 114 (27.4)
Does the food utensils free of dust particles, finger paint and other marks?
 Yes 278 (66.6) 58 (13.8)
 No 4 (1) 77 (18.5)
Does the food handler use a separate clean utensil for each food item?
 Yes 277 (66.4) 52 (12.5)
 No 5 (1.2) 83 (19.9)
Does the food handler store raw food item in an area separate from cooked food?
 Yes 268 (64.2) 31 (7.4)
 No 14 (3.4) 104 (25)