Benefits and barriers to following HACCP-based food safety programs in childcare centers

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dc.contributor.author Riggins, Lynn D.
dc.contributor.author Barrett, Betsy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-04T21:31:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-04T21:31:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-04T21:31:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/854
dc.description.abstract Before HACCP can be implemented in childcare centers, it is important to identify existing prerequisite programs and implementation barriers. Studying the food safety beliefs and perceptions of directors and foodservice employees in childcare centers is the first step in the process. On the basis of reviewing previous Health Belief Model and food safety research, an instrument was developed that focused on childcare centers, the children at the childcare centers, and HACCP-based food safety behaviors. The population for this study included childcare centers directors and foodservice employees in six Midwestern states. Overall, respondents agreed that they could follow HACCP-based programs; however, foodservice employees indicated more confidence in their abilities than did directors. The least implemented prerequisite programs were those related to equipment maintenance, food safety training, and kitchen operation procedures. For all nine prerequisite programs, significant differences based on certification status were found. It appears that childcare centers could easily adapt existing programs to follow a HACCP-based food safety program, but additional food safety training is needed. Future research conducted with directors and employees of childcare centers should assess knowledge levels and attitudes about HACCP-based food safety programs. en
dc.subject HACCP en
dc.subject Childcare centers en
dc.subject Food safety en
dc.subject Health belief model en
dc.title Benefits and barriers to following HACCP-based food safety programs in childcare centers en
dc.type Article (publisher version) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.citation.epage 44 en
dc.citation.issue 1 en
dc.citation.jtitle Food protection trends en
dc.citation.spage 37 en
dc.citation.volume 28 en
dc.contributor.authoreid ebb


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