FOOD SAFETY AT HOME

Submitted: 3 January 2013
Accepted: 3 January 2013
Published: 1 April 2011
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Consumers nowadays play a critical role in the prevention of food poisoning. For this reason, the present research was planned to collect data on how aware about food safety consumers are. A questionnaire considering food labelling, hygiene, transport, storage, preparation and kitchen hygiene was designed and submitted to consumers (health district ASL TO5). After questionnaire analysis, a training course was prepared to address specific problems. Kitchens of consentient participants were visited and data on hygiene (check-lists, samples from equipment and fridge surfaces), and fridge temperatures were collected. Questionnaires showed a lack of knowledge on correct food storage, handling, and kitchen hygiene. Households visits showed fridge temperatures above 4°C, highly contaminated washing sponges, and the presence of Listeria spp. in a fridge of a high risk consumer. These results evidence the role of consumer training in reducing foodborne diseases incidence.

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Griglio B, Lomonaco S, Nucera D, Grassi M. FOOD SAFETY AT HOME. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2011 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];1(1):97-8. Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/ijfs/article/view/ijfs.2011.1.97

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