Title

Does Mandatory Food Safety Training and Certification for Restaurant Employees Improve Inspection Outcomes?

Keywords

food safety training and certification, inspection, food service, chain restaurants, independent restaurants

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between mandatory food safety training and certification and inspection results of chain restaurants and independent restaurants, using current food safety inspection results of food service establishments in Central Florida. More specifically, this study examines whether there is any statistically significant difference in the violation frequency among chain and independent restaurants. Reducing the risk of any foodborne illness is a critical strategy that industry stakeholders should pursue in an area dominated by tourism such as Orlando, Florida. A one-way ANOVA was used to determine the differences between the two types of restaurants. Findings indicate that there is significant difference between chain and independent restaurants for critical violations. No difference was found when comparing chain verses independent restaurants for non-critical violations.

Publication Date

5-31-2010

Original Citation

Murphy, K.S., DiPietro, R.B., Kock, G., & Lee, J. (2011). Does Mandatory Food Safety Training and Certification for Restaurant Employees Improve Inspection Outcomes? International Journal of Hospitality Management. 30 (1), pp 150-156.

Number of Pages

150-156

Document Type

Paper

Language

English

Source Title

International Journal of Hospitality Management

Volume

30

Issue

1

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2010.04.007

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