Knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers in food safety: An integrative review

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers in food safety: An integrative review

Author Zanin, Lais Mariano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
da Cunha, Diogo Thimoteo Google Scholar
de Rosso, Veridiana Vera Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Capriles, Vanessa Dias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Stedefeldt, Elke Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract This study presents an overview of the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of food handlers with training in food safety, in addition to proposing reflections on the training of food handlers, considering its responsibility for food safety and health of consumers. The review was based on the integrative method. The descriptors used were: (food handler), (knowledge, attitudes and practice) and (training). Six databases were searched, 253 articles were consulted and 36 original articles were included. Fifty per cent of the articles pointed that there was no proper translation of knowledge into attitudes/practices or attitudes into practices after training. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of food handlers are important for identifying how efficient training in food safety is allowing prioritize actions in planning training. The evaluation of KAP is the first step to understand the food handler's point of view. After this evaluation other diagnostic strategies become necessary to enhance this understanding.
Keywords Foodborne disease
Food handlers
Food safety
Diagnostic strategies
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Amsterdam
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Food Research International. Amsterdam, v. 100, p. 53-62, 2017.
ISSN 0963-9969 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Extent 53-62
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000412233600004

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