IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 5, May 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Miss. Malkia Moraa Abuga, Dr. Jackim Nyamari, Dr. Joan Njagi
Foodborne diseases comprise a broad range of diseases and are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is an increasing public health problem in developing as well as developed countries. Increased risks of illness at home may result from unsafe food handling behaviours. Additionally, failure to associate the home as a potential location to acquire foodborne diseases may be a serious barrier for implementation of safe food handling behaviours. The home has become a multifunctional setting comprising of many activities that influences the need for and practice of food safety. In Kenya, there are several studies that have been done in various settings but few documented studies have been done at the household level.