Identification of Intestinal Nematode Eggs on Basil and Cucumber at Lalapan Food Seller, UNHAS Workshop

Fairuzy Bahar,Makmur Selomo,Erniwati Ibrahim

Certain fresh vegetables can be consumed raw due to their texture and organoleptic of vegetables, such as basil and cucumber have many benefits in terms of health. However, in terms of safety, raw vegetables are at risk of being contaminated with pesticides or egg worms. This study aims to identify the intestinal nematode eggs in basil and cucumber in fresh food sellers. The study method used was observational with a qualitative descriptive approach. The study population was fresh food sellers who used basil and cucumber as fresh vegetables. The sampling technique uses purposive sampling, namely sampling with certain considerations. The results of examination of basil and cucumber samples contained18 negative samples and 2 positive samples with 100% worms Enterobiusvermicularis eggs. The survey result also indicated 50% of the participants wash basil and cucumber with running water and another 50% soaked in the basin. Also, about 10% of the participants did not use any serving tool to handling the vegetables and there is 1 participant has poor nail hygiene. Based on the results of the study it is recommended that counselling be conducted to the seller regarding the contamination of intestinal nematode eggs in fresh vegetables and cucumbers in food vendors through the UNHAS Workshop.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1358-1362