Observation of food safety practices in catering using notational analysis
Griffith, Chris J.
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
MetadataShow full item record
Observations of food handlers’ practices have many uses. Describes the use of a notational analysis technique to monitor and analyse specific food safety actions of caterers. A total of 115 food handlers from 29 catering businesses were observed carrying out 31,050 food preparation and hygiene actions in their workplace. Notational analysis was found to offer little advantage, compared to traditional observation methods. However, this technique did allow tracking of sequential events and was successful in identifying and recording a greater number of cross-contamination events than would have been highlighted using traditional approaches. The results demonstrated that, based on hygiene guidelines, food handlers were required to implement de-contamination actions on a large number of occasions. These de-contamination actions were frequently inadequately conducted. To improve standards of food hygiene in catering there is a need to minimise the requirements for de-contamination activities thereby reducing the potential for cross-contamination.
British Food Journal
British Food Journal, 106 (3), pp.211-227
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Slader, Jenny (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2002)This thesis investigates the exposure risk of Salmonella and Campylobacter following the preparation of a chicken salad in domestic kitchens. Methods were first devised, developed and validated to maximise recovery of ...
A prospective study of bacterial and blood contamination of laryngoscope handles in anaesthetic rooms Jones, William Ceri (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2009)The laryngoscope is a type of endoscope used to visualize the larynx and adjacent structures, most commonly for the purpose of inserting a tube into the tracheobronchial tree. The blades and handles of rigid laryngoscopes ...
Domestic kitchen microbiological contamination and self-reported food hygiene practices of older adult consumers Evans, Ellen W.; Redmond, Elizabeth (International Association for Food Protection, 2019)Due to increased susceptibility, older adults have an increased risk of foodborne infection and data suggest elevated incidence, therefore, food hygiene is essential to reduce the risk. Research suggests older adults’ ...