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Engaging food service workers in behavioral-change partnerships.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15137345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
When food inspectors pay educational visits to food service establishments, the goal is prevention. For that reason, such visits form a valuable component in local-government programs to improve food safety. The efficacy of educational programs can be measurably improved by the application of behavioral-change theory. The study reported here was conducted with the cooperation of Key Arena Sportservice, a large sports arena in downtown Seattle, Washington. The facility serves 1.2 million customers per year through 40 individual food service operations staffed by approximately 250 workers. Analysis of facility inspection reports for the period 1998 through 2001 identified three key types of violation. Problematic food preparation processes were analyzed and modified through the application of behavioral-change theory. Food safety inspection reports were used to detect and evaluate changes in behavior. Results from the study appear to support the authors' hypothesis, which was that sustainable improvements in food safety, as measured by food service inspection scores, can be achieved through the systematic application of behavioral-change theory in active partnership with industry.
Authors:
Terri Jenkins-McLean; Chris Skilton; Clarence Sellers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental health     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0022-0892     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Health     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-12     Completed Date:  2004-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405525     Medline TA:  J Environ Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-20, 37; quiz 21-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Community Environmental Health, Public Health-Seattle & King County, 14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007, USA. terri.jenkins-mclean@metrokc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Behavior Therapy*
Food Contamination / prevention & control*
Food Handling / standards*
Food Inspection
Food Services / manpower*,  standards*
Humans
Models, Theoretical*
Needs Assessment
Recreation
Safety*

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