Tropical Health and Medical Research
Vol 1 No 2 (2019): Tropical Health and Medical Research

Contamination of Bacillus cereus in Elementary School Snack Food

fahani, Ayu (Unknown)
Dwiyanti, Ratih Dewi (Unknown)
Muhlisin, Ahmad (Unknown)

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Publish Date
31 Aug 2019


Many food snacks have the advantage but still have health risks as evidenced by the many cases of food poisoning, one of the causes of food poisoning is Bacillus cereus. This study aims to determine the amount and percentage of Bacillus cereus pollution on snacks sold in elementary schools. This research is expected to provide information to the public about the presence or absence of bacteria Bacillus cereus contamination. This research uses purposive sampling technique. The sample used in this study was hawker food sold in Elementary School as many as 20 samples consisting of 10 samples that have not fried and ten samples that have cooked. The results of the questionnaire study showed 83% of sellers did not put snacks in closed containers and found Bacillus cereus in meals. Conclusion 9 (45%) of food samples contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria

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Tropical Health and Medical Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of tropical medicine and global health. The journal welcomes clinical, epidemiological and laboratory. Key topics include: Viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases, ...