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Foodhandling practices of Dunedin caterers: a cause for concern.
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PMID:  1495663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: Foodhandling practices in the Dunedin catering industry were assessed to determine if they were correct, preventing the transmission of foodborne disease to the public. METHOD: A random sample of 300 foodservice outlets was selected. Information was collected during personal interviews with managers using a prepared questionnaire. Potentially dangerous practices were further analysed and summed to identify "at risk" operations. RESULTS: Response rate was 71%. Thirty-six percent of restaurants, 27% of takeaway bars and 25% of deli-bars and butchers could have been considered at risk operations. Few managers had any formal training in preparing and serving food, and less than 20% of managers and personnel had any food hygiene training. CONCLUSIONS: Current legislation and its enforcement is unable to adequately address incorrect food handling practices. It is recommended that revisions of the law emphasise the importance of correct practices and their enforcement. Food hygiene training should become compulsory for all who work in the catering industry.
M C Johnston; J Arthur; I Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-04     Completed Date:  1992-09-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin.
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MeSH Terms
Cookery / standards
Food Contamination / statistics & numerical data*
Food Handling / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Food Microbiology
Handwashing / standards
New Zealand
Population Surveillance
Refrigeration / standards

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