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Food safety: correct information for pregnant women

Bartolomeo Griglio, Daniele Nucera, Federica Vergano, Maria Ausilia Grassi
  • Bartolomeo Griglio
    ASL TO5 (Torino), Italy
  • Daniele Nucera
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale (Grugliasco-TO), Italy
  • Federica Vergano
    Tecnico della Prevenzione (Libero professionista), Italy
  • Maria Ausilia Grassi
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy |


This study was aimed at investigating the knowledge of pregnant women on food safety with particular attention to the effectiveness of the informative material (pamphlet and poster) prepared in a previous study. To this scope, a questionnaire composed by 8 questions (Likert scaled) was used except for one which was a Y/N question. Themes of the questionnaire were: level of concerns on food safety, and knowledge on foodborne diseases (salomonellosis, toxoplasmosis and listeriosis), risk factors and preventive measures. Results indicate that knowledge increased in respect to that of the previous study, but in relation to informative material previously distributed.


Pregnancy, Food Safety, Risk communication, Questionnaire

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Submitted: 2013-01-15 11:25:18
Published: 2013-04-19 17:41:27
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