Food safety training requirements and food handlers' knowledge and behaviors

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dc.contributor.author Pilling, Valerie K.
dc.contributor.author Brannon, Laura A.
dc.contributor.author Shanklin, Carol W.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Kevin R.
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Betsy B.
dc.contributor.author Howells, Amber D.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-19T15:41:22Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-19T15:41:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-19T15:41:22Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/805
dc.description.abstract 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 from three Midwestern states within a 300-mile radius of the research institution completed a survey to assess their food safety knowledge and important behavioral antecedents (e.g., attitudes, intentions) related to food safety. Employees’ compliance with three important food safety behaviors (handwashing, use of thermometers, and proper handling of food and work surfaces)was observed. This study evaluated the effectiveness of two alternative food safety training requirements by comparing knowledge, behavioral antecedents, and behavioral compliance rates between two groups of food handlers: a group from restaurants in which food safety training is mandatory for all food handlers and a group from restaurants in which only shift managers must be knowledgeable about food safety. Mandating training for all food handlers was associated with improved compliance with some food safety behaviors; however, requiring that shift managers be knowledgeable about food safety appears to contribute similarly to employees' knowledge, behavioral antecedents, and compliance with regard to the three important food safety behaviors observed. en
dc.publisher International Association for Food Protection en
dc.rights Reprinted with permission from Food Protection Trends. Copyright held by the International Association for Food Protection. en
dc.subject Food safety en
dc.subject Theory of planned behavior en
dc.subject Behaviors en
dc.subject Foodservice employees en
dc.subject Attitudes en
dc.subject Intentions en
dc.title Food safety training requirements and food handlers' knowledge and behaviors en
dc.type Article (publisher version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 200 en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Food protection trends en
dc.citation.spage 192 en
dc.citation.volume 28 en
dc.contributor.authoreid vpilling
dc.contributor.authoreid brannon
dc.contributor.authoreid shanklin
dc.contributor.authoreid kevrob
dc.contributor.authoreid ebb
dc.contributor.authoreid geist78

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