American Journal of Food Science and Health
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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.2, No.5, Oct. 2016, Pub. Date: Aug. 19, 2016
Management Perspectives of Food Safety and Poor Personal Health Management Among Blue-Collar Workers in Nigeria
Pages: 107-116 Views: 1073 Downloads: 289
Authors
[01] John N. N. Ugoani, College of Management and Social Sciences, Rhema University, Aba, Nigeria.
[02] Margret. A. Ewuzie, Department of Physical and Health Education, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.
Abstract
The study was designed to explore the degree of relationship between food safety problems and personal health management among blue-collar workers, in Nigeria. The high rate of street foods patronage by blue-collar workers in Nigeria has given rise to the wide spread of food-borne diseases like staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus aureus, shigelia, and salmonella, among others. Itis believed that these type of diseases are strongly associated with poverty and in equality in society. On the other hand, there is strong and growing body of empirical evidence that higher social and economic status is associated with better health. The survey method was used for the study and it was found that the problems of food safety have strong positive relationship with poor personal health management among blue-collar workers in Nigeria.
Keywords
Food Security, Blue-Collar Workers, Staphylococcus Aureus, Streptococcus Aureus, Campylobacter Jejuni, Mama-Put, Pure Water, Ngwongwo, Pepper-Soup, PHM
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