Food Hygiene

An investigation of the factors underlying consumers’ implementation of specific food safety practices.

Title: An investigation of the factors underlying consumers’ implementation of specific food safety practices.
Authors: Clayton, D. A.; Griffith, C. J.; Price, P.
Contact Information: Food Safety Res. Group, Univ. of Wales Inst. Cardiff (UWIC), Cardiff, UK
Source:
British Food Journal; Vol. 105 (6–7), 2003, 434–453.
Date of Publication: 2003
ISSN: 0007-070X
Number of References: 36 ref.
Language: Text: ENGLISH
Article Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Social cognition models were used to determine consumer beliefs, attitudes and knowledge of food safety to determine the underlying factors influencing consumer implementation of specific food safety practices in the home. Research was conducted in 2 stages: 1st, salient beliefs of 100 consumers towards food safety were obtained using open-ended questions; then, the food handling practices of 40 consumers were observed and their food safety attitudes and knowledge were 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 handwashing technique and inadequate cleaning of surfaces. Results suggest measures of perceived behavioural control, perceived barriers and perceived risk may provide those developing food safety intervention materials with useful information.
Keywords: CONSUMER ATTITUDES
CONSUMER RESPONSE
FOOD SAFETY
HYGIENE
MODELLING
Category Codes: Section Code: Hygiene and toxicology
Subsection Code: Public health
Update Date: 03 Nov 2003
Accession Number: 2004-01-Cb0078
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