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Food hygiene training in small to medium-sized care settings

Seaman, P and Eves, A (2008) Food hygiene training in small to medium-sized care settings INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH, 18 (5). pp. 365-374.

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Abstract

Adoption of safe food handling practices is essential to effectively manage food safety. This study explores the impact of basic or foundation level food hygiene training on the attitudes and intentions of food handlers in care settings, using questionnaires based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Interviews were also conducted with food handlers and their managers to ascertain beliefs about the efficacy of, perceived barriers to, and relevance of food hygiene training. Most food handlers had undertaken formal food hygiene training; however, many who had not yet received training were preparing food, including high risk foods. Appropriate pre-training support and on-going supervision appeared to be lacking, thus limiting the effectiveness of training. Findings showed Subjective Norm to be the most significant influence on food handlers' intention to perform safe food handling practices, irrespective of training status, emphasising the role of important others in determining desirable behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Seaman, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eves, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2008
Identification Number : 10.1080/09603120802272193
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Environmental Sciences, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, food handler, hygiene, training, care settings, PLANNED BEHAVIOR, FOODBORNE DISEASE, ATTITUDES
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 18(5), 365-374 (2008). International Journal of Environmental Health Research is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/09603120802272193.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Dec 2015 14:14
Last Modified : 22 Dec 2015 14:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/202020

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