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A Systems-Based Approach to Food Safety

  • Frank Yiannas
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Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

Today’s professional in pursuit of food safety excellence will find a host of articles, books, and conferences describing a wide range of activities, which they can consider implementing within their organization or place of employment. If you’ve ever attended a food safety seminar or conference, you’ll know what I mean. Some of the activities discussed can range from specific training programs for line-level employees to the types of inspections conducted by food safety professionals to the adoption of electronic information technology systems. While all of these topics are important, one major drawback to approaching food safety in this manner is that it doesn’t demonstrate how the many activities an organization may choose to implement are linked together or interrelated. It doesn’t demonstrate how they might influence each other. And the biggest drawback of all is that it doesn’t adequately consider how the totality of those efforts might influence people’s thoughts and behaviors....

Keywords

Food Safety Social Cognitive Theory Health Belief Model Transtheoretical Model Equipment Selection 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Walt Disney World CompanyLake Buena VistaUSA

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