{Abstract} IDENTIFICATION AND PROBABILITY OF ILLNESS OF S. AUREUS CONTAMINATED FOOD FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

By: Yunita NA1, Rahayu WP2,3, Suliantari2,3, Nurjanah S2,3, and Nurwitri CC2

1Study program of Food Science, Bogor Agricultural University,
2Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University
3SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor Indonesia

Food for school children holds an important role in the fulfillment nutritional intake of children at the school age, therefore it has to be safe for consumption. The research that had been conducted in Bogor to thirty five samples from twenty two food sellers in eight elementary schools in two different time periods. The analysis results showed that none of the samples was contaminated by L. monocytogenes, Salmonella spp or Vibrio spp. Two samples (otak-otak and siomai) were contaminated by S. aureus. The contamination source tracing showed that the hands, equipment, and environment around the selling place were contaminated by S. aureus. The likelihood of illness by S. aureus after consuming food and snack for school children was 0.00103 or one case for every 972 servings.

Keywords: food for school children, pathogenic bacteria, probability of illness, S. aureus.

Published at Int. Food Res. Journal 23 (4): 1767-1772. 2016. ISSN 19854668/e:22317546

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