Browsing Hospitality Management and Dietetics Faculty Research and Publications by Author "Howells, Amber D."

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Browsing Hospitality Management and Dietetics Faculty Research and Publications by Author "Howells, Amber D."

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  • Brannon, Laura A.; Pilling, Valerie K.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Howells, Amber D. (2009)
    This study sought to determine if no experience, basic experience, or well-informed experience (defined as basic experience and formal food safety training) in a foodservice operation would influence attitudes, subjective ...
  • Brannon, Laura A.; Pilling, Valerie K.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Howells, Amber D. (2009)
    This study sought to determine if no experience, basic experience, or well-informed experience (defined as basic experience and formal food safety training) in a foodservice operation would influence attitudes, subjective ...
  • York, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Howells, Amber D.; Barrett, Elizabeth B. (2012)
    Research investigating foodservice employees’ compliance with food safety guidelines often utilizes observational methodology where an observer is present and recording employees’ behaviors as they work. Research must ...
  • Roberts, Kevin R.; Barrett, Betsy B.; Howells, Amber D.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Pilling, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A. (International Association for Food Protection, 2008)
    Statistics show that 59% of foodborne illnesses are traced to restaurant operations. Food safety training has been identified as a way to assure public health, yet evidence supporting the effectiveness of training has been ...
  • Pilling, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Barrett, Betsy B.; Howells, Amber D. (International Association for Food Protection, 2008)
    Very little research has evaluated how different types of food safety training requirements in foodservice establishments affect food handlers' performance. Foodservice employees (n = 242) from randomly selected restaurants ...
  • Pilling, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Howells, Amber D.; Roberts, Kevin R. (2008)
    Current national food safety training programs appear ineffective at improving food safety practices in foodservice operations, given the substantial number of Americans affected by foodborne illnesses after eating in ...
  • Pilling, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Barrett, Betsy B.; Howells, Amber D. (2009)
    Abstract: Purpose – This paper aims to evaluate the relative effectiveness of four-hour ServSafe® food safety training, a theory-based intervention targeting food service employees' perceived barriers to implementing food ...
  • Howells, Amber D.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Pilling, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Barrett, Betsy B. (2008)
    Limited research has been conducted to assess employees' perceptions of barriers to implementing food safety practices. Focus groups were conducted with two groups of restaurant employees to identify perceived barriers ...
  • York, Valerie K.; Brannon, Laura A.; Roberts, Kevin R.; Shanklin, Carol W.; Howells, Amber D. (2009)
    Within the framework of the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991), this study compared the relative usefulness of utilizing a focus group or survey methodology when eliciting restaurant employees’ beliefs about ...