Food Safety Training Needs at Evacuation Shelters Operated by Faith-Based Organizations

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dc.contributor.author Kwon, Junehee
dc.contributor.author Zottarrelli, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Kwon, Sockju
dc.contributor.author Lee, Yee Ming
dc.contributor.author Ryu, Dojn
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T18:23:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T18:23:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32772
dc.description Citation: Kwon, J., Zottarelli, L., Kwon, S., Lee, Y. M., & Ryu, D. (2013). Food safety training needs at evacuation shelters operated by faith-based organizations. Journal of Environmental Health, 76(2), 14-21.
dc.description.abstract The authors conducted a survey to identify food safety training needs at evacuation shelters operated by faith-based organizations (FBOs) in four hurricane-prone states. Five thousand randomly selected FBO leaders were asked questions about their food safety attitudes and food handling practices at evacuation shelters. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance were calculated to summarize and prioritize the responses. Results from 138 leaders revealed that on average, 590 ± 4,787 evacuees were served for 36 ± 72 days at FBO-operated shelters. Only 19.6% felt they were well prepared for the shelter. Only 5.8% had professional food preparation staff and many accepted hot (47.8%) and cold (37%) prepared food donations. Some lacked adequate refrigerator (18.8%) or freezer (16.7%) spaces, but 40% kept hot food leftovers for later use. The majority did not provide food safety training before opening the shelters (73.2%), yet 76.9% said they will provide food to evacuation shelters again. The results show a need for food safety training and specific strategies for training at FBOs.
dc.rights Copyright 2013, National Environmental Health Association (www.neha.org). Posted with permission from the Journal of Environmental Health, a publication of the National Environmental Health Association, www.neha.org. Further posting of this article is restricted. For permission, contact jeh@neha.org.
dc.title Food Safety Training Needs at Evacuation Shelters Operated by Faith-Based Organizations
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2013
dc.citation.epage 21
dc.citation.issue 2
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Environmental Health
dc.citation.spage 14
dc.citation.volume 76
dc.contributor.authoreid jkwon


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