An investigation of the factors underlying consumers' implementation of specific food safety practices
Griffith, Chris J.
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
MetadataShow full item record
Utilises social cognition models to determine the beliefs, attitudes and knowledge of consumers towards food safety. The main aim was to determine the underlying factors influencing consumers’ implementation of specific food safety practices in the home. The research was conducted in two stages. First, salient beliefs of 100 consumers towards food safety were obtained using open-ended questions. Second, the food handling practices of 40 consumers were observed and their food safety attitudes and knowledge determined using structured questionnaires. Disparities were shown between participants’ knowledge of specific hygiene practices and their implementation of these practices. Participants demonstrated a lack of and/or inadequate implementation of a number of hygiene practices, including a lack of handwashing, poor hand-washing technique and inadequate cleaning of surfaces. The results suggest measures of perceived behavioural control, perceived barriers and perceived risk may provide developers of food safety intervention materials with more useful information compared with measures of knowledge or intention.
British Food Journal
British Food Journal, 105 (7), pp.434-453
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Food safety behaviour in the home: Development, application and evaluation of a social marketing food safety education initiative. Redmond, Elizabeth (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2002)Foodborne disease is recognised as an important public health problem, with the domestic kitchen thought to be a point of origin for many cases. Foodborne pathogens associated with a range of raw foods can contaminate the ...
Older adult consumer knowledge, attitudes and self-reported storage practices of ready-to-eat food products and risks associated with listeriosis Evans, Ellen W.; Redmond, Elizabeth (International Association for Food Protection, 2016)Consumer implementation of recommended food safety practices, specifically relating to time and temperature control of ready-to-eat (RTE) food products associated with listeriosis are crucial. This is particularly the case ...
Redmond, Elizabeth; Griffith, Chris J. (International Association for Food Protection, 2003)Epidemiological data from Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand indicate that a substantial proportion of foodborne disease is attributable to improper food preparation practices in consumers' homes. International ...