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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25
An Evaluation Of Health Status Of Food Handlers And Sanitary Status Of The Messes Of A Training Establishment In Karnataka

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The study was carried out in a training establishment for technical officers, the total population being 21,000. There were 27 messes employing 465 food handlers of which 304 were included. The messes were inspected every month with regard to environmental sanitation and personal hygiene of the personnel working in the kitchens. Of the 27 the hygiene conditions of 20 was found good, 7 satisfactory and none of them was found unsatisfactory. 1.6% workers were suffering form skin infections, 2.6% with intestinal parasites, 1.3% respiratory disease and 13.4% had hypertension. All were protected against enteric groups of diseases and tetanus.

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