Food safety : maximising impact by understanding the food business context

Davies, Belinda Jayne, Brough, Mark, & Johnstone, Eleesa (2014) Food safety : maximising impact by understanding the food business context. Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

In Australia there are 5.4 million cases of food-borne illness annually which costs the community $1.2 billion per annum (Department of Health and Ageing 2006). As a co-regulator in food safety, local government has a significant interest in ensuring adherence to good food safety practices.

This research project involved focus groups or interviews with food business operators and young food handlers to explore their food safety understanding, attitudes, practices and the organisational culture in which they participated. By its nature qualitative research is not intended to provide definitive generalizable findings. Rather the advantage of a small sample size qualitative study is to provide depth rather than breadth. Thus the findings here provide insight into the complexities and nuances of food safety regulation in a manner which a large scale quantitative study could not.

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ID Code: 74429
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Related documents:
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Food safety strategy template (A customisable template for councils developing a food safety strategy). (Item ID: 74597).
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Keywords: Environmental health, Food safety, Local government, Action research
ISSN: 1838-2525
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Funding:
  • ACELG/2013000005
  • LOGAN CITY COUNCIL/2013000005
  • REDLAND CITY COUNCIL/2013000005
  • SUNSHINE COAST COUNC/2013000005
  • CITY OF ISPWICH/2013000005
  • EHA (QLD) INC./2013000005
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2014 03:55

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