“How can you be allergic to peas?” – A qualitative study to explore food handler’s knowledge, attitudes and understanding of food allergens

Authors: David ALLEN, Graeme MITCHELL*, Michael PASCUCILLA Corresponding author: Graeme MITCHELL Type of paper:  Original scientific articleIssue: Volume 13 | number 1 – 2019 Abstract: It is clear that there is an increasing proportion of the United Kingdom (UK) population who are suffering with food allergies and this combined with an increase in the frequency…

The incidence of rotavirus infection compared to bacterial infections in different age groups of pediatric patients with gastroenteritis

Authors: Tatjana BABIĆ*, Biljana MILJKOVIĆ-SELIMOVIĆ , Dobrila ĐORĐEVIĆ-STANKOVIĆ, Branislava KOCIĆ, Miloš RANĐELOVIĆ, Predrag STOJANOVIĆ, Milena BOGDANOVIĆ, Vukica ĐORĐEVIĆ Corresponding author: Tatjana BABIĆ Type of paper:  Original scientific articleIssue: Volume 13 | number 1 – 2019 Abstract: Rotavirus is the important cause of acute gastroenteritis in pediatric patients. The aim of the present research was to determine…

Biofilm formation capacity of Bacillus cereus on silicone, polyethylene terephthalate, Teflon, and aluminium food contact materials

Authors: Martina ODER , Rok FINK* Corresponding author: Rok FINK Type of paper:  Original scientific articleIssue: Volume 13 | number 1 – 2019 Abstract: Biofilms on food contact materials represent public health issues because they are resistant to cleaning and disinfection. This study aims to assess the Bacillus cereus biofilm formation capacity on silicone, polyethylene…

Challenges and strategies in the education of primary school children related to microbiological food safety – a review

Authors: Andrej OVCA , Mojca JEVŠNIK, Peter RASPOR* Corresponding author: Peter RASPOR Type of paper: Scientific review article Issue: Volume 13 | number 1 – 2019 Abstract: Teaching microbiological food safety and food safety in general at the primary school level is crucial, because behaviour is more easily influenced at that stage. The purpose of…

Is the knowledge of international travel health a legal obligation or a social and personal responsibility?

Authors: Zarja ZRINSKI Corresponding author: Zarja ZRINSKI Type of paper:  Professional paper Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: The preservation of health is a crucial aspect in the development of international travel. The aim of this literature review was to analyse the issues of travel- related helath risks and the possibilities of prevention. As the…

A comparison of three different cleaning methods for reducing contaminants on contact surfaces – a preliminary study

Authors: Mojca JEVŠNIK, Andrej OVCA, Peter RASPOR Corresponding author: Mojca JEVŠNIK Type of paper:  Original scientific article Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate three different cleaning procedures routinely applied in processes to prevent microbiological product contamination. The evaluation was done in the context of their hygienic suitability…

Impact of boiling on raw milk – food safety aspects

Authors: Daniel MAESTRO, Arzija PAŠALIĆ, Fatima JUSUPOVIĆ, Enisa ŠLJIVO Corresponding author: Daniel MAESTRO Type of paper:  Original scientific article Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: Goal:
 Milk is a nutrient of high biological value, consumed in larger quantities and frequencies by sensitive groups of population. This fact makes the monitoring of milk’s safety particularly important…

Use of a nudge tool for improving hand hygiene in a nursing team in home for elderly people – case study

Authors: Tjaša MLAKAR, Andreja MIHELIČ ZAJEC, Mojca JEVŠNIK Corresponding author: Mojca JEVŠNIK Type of paper:  Original scientific article Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: The prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections are one of the most important indicators of quality in healthcare institutions and their employees. For this purpose, experts in this field are attempting…

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in Slovenian children daycare centres. Part II: The interrelationship between building characteristics and IEQ

Authors: Luka PAJEK, Mitja KOŠIR, Mateja DOVJAK Corresponding author: Mateja DOVJAK Type of paper:  Original scientific article Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: In the process of building design it is important to consider the interconnected impact of occupants’ behaviour and building characteristics on the quality of indoor environment. Moreover, it is necessary to identify how…

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in Slovenian children daycare centres. Part I: Results of in-situ measurements

Authors: Luka PAJEK, Mitja KOŠIR, Živa KRISTL, Katarina KACJAN ŽGAJNAR, Mateja DOVJAK Corresponding author: Mateja DOVJAK Type of paper:  Original scientific article Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017 Abstract: The number of children enrolled in daycare centres is increasing, while indoor environmental quality of Slovenian children daycare centres remains insufficiently investigated. The purpose of this paper,…