Consumer poultry handling behaviors

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Show simple item record Donelan, Amy K. 2015-10-12T19:03:02Z 2015-10-12T19:03:02Z 2015-12-01 en_US
dc.description.abstract Understanding how consumers handle poultry can highlight gaps in consumer knowledge and practice of food safety. Quantitative research provides only a partial image, whereas qualitative data is helpful in gaining a complete picture of a shopper's behaviors. The objective of this study was to determine what poultry product microbes could potentially be transferred during purchasing and home storage; using a shop-along observational technique to observe actual shopping, transporting, and storing behavior of consumers with raw poultry products. In 71% (n=97) of the situations observed there was no visible hand sanitizer or wipes in the meat section of the grocery store. Plastic bags could be found in the meat section 85% (n=97) of the time, which only 25% of shoppers (n=82) used the bag for their poultry products. During transportation, the consumer bagged the poultry separately from other products in 71% of the observations. A majority of shoppers (59%) stored poultry without using a plastic bag or other container. Overall, there needs to be an increase in food safety education on the handling of poultry during purchasing, transporting, and storage. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Poultry en_US
dc.subject Food safety en_US
dc.subject Consumer en_US
dc.subject Shop- along en_US
dc.title Consumer poultry handling behaviors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Human Nutrition en_US
dc.description.advisor Delores H. Chambers en_US
dc.subject.umi Behavioral Sciences (0602) en_US
dc.subject.umi Food Science (0359) en_US 2015 en_US December en_US

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