PERCEIVED RISK of FOODBORNE DISEASE BY SCHOOL FOOD HANDLERS and PRINCIPALS: the INFLUENCE of FREQUENT TRAINING

PERCEIVED RISK of FOODBORNE DISEASE BY SCHOOL FOOD HANDLERS and PRINCIPALS: the INFLUENCE of FREQUENT TRAINING

Author Da Cunha, Diogo Thimoteo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Stedefeldt, Elke Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
De Rosso, Veridiana Vera Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aim of this paper was to evaluate risk perception of foodborne disease by school food handlers and principals. A structured questionnaire, designed to evaluate the risk perception of foodborne disease, was applied in public school food and nutrition units in nine cities in Brazil. It was found that school food handlers and school principals had average perceived risk and there was no risk perception difference between them. Statistically significant differences were verified between the recent or frequently trained group and never or trained more than a year ago group of food handlers for three risk situations and overall risk score (P <= 0.05). It was concluded that training of the school food handlers can influence their understanding of food risk more than their education level. Risk assessment should be used to improve the training strategies. the legally mandated training is essential to guarantee food safety knowledge for school food handlers.
Language English
Sponsor FNDE
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Date 2012-05-01
Published in Journal of Food Safety. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 32, n. 2, p. 219-225, 2012.
ISSN 0149-6085 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 219-225
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4565.2012.00371.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000302949500011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/34878

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