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Consumer perceptions of food safety risk, control and responsibility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15527934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Consumer perceptions of risk, control and responsibility related to microbial food safety in domestic food preparation have been investigated. Results showed that consumers demonstrated judgements of 'optimistic-bias' and the 'illusion of control', as well as notions of perceived invulnerability to food poisoning from self-prepared foods. Statistical associations between perceptions of personal risk, control and responsibility and risk and control attributed to 'other people' have been identified. Findings may have negative implications for the effectiveness of consumer food safety education initiatives. It is suggested that consideration of such judgements and associations during the development of future consumer food safety risk communication strategies may increase their effectiveness.
Elizabeth C Redmond; Christopher J Griffith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-05     Completed Date:  2005-04-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food Research and Consultancy Unit, University of Wales Institute, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2BY, South Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety*
Cookery / methods
Food Handling / methods
Food Microbiology
Foodborne Diseases / prevention & control*,  psychology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion
Risk Factors

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