Food Hygiene

Evaluation of an educational intervention using the enhanced food safety cost-of-illness model.

Title: Evaluation of an educational intervention using the enhanced food safety cost-of-illness model.
Authors: Scharff, R. L.; McDowell, J.; Medeiros, L.
Contact Information: Dep. of Consumer Sci., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH 43210-1295, USA. Tel. 614-292-4549. Fax 202-694-5688. E-mail Scharff.8@osu.edu
Source:
Journal of Food Protection; Vol. 72 (1), 2009, 137–141.
Date of Publication: 2009
ISSN: 0362-028X
Number of References: 24 ref.
Language: Text: ENGLISH
Article Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In recent years, a number of federally sponsored state-based food safety education programmes have conducted economic evaluations aimed at demonstrating the efficacy of their approaches. These evaluations have typically been based on the “Virginia method,” a comprehensive, but overly simplistic means of estimating benefit-cost ratios for food safety and nutrition education programmes. In this study, the enhanced food safety cost-of-illness model, coupled with a more complete food safety education intervention model, was used to evaluate the efficacy of the Ohio Family Nutrition Program. Under most reasonable assumptions, the derived benefit-cost ratios imply that this programme is socially beneficial. The model presented is of particular use because it can be replicated to evaluate other broad-based food safety programmes.
Keywords: ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES
COSTS
DISEASES
EDUCATION
EVALUATION
FOOD SAFETY
FOODBORNE DISEASES
MODELLING
Category Codes: Section Code: Hygiene and toxicology
Subsection Code: Public health
Update Date: 30 Mar 2009
Accession Number: 2009-06-Cb1243
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