The effect of Foodsafe Level 1 Training on inspection report results
Duchen, Benjamin (author)
Heacock, Helen (Advisor)
British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)
Abstract: Food handlers equipped with food safety knowledge prevent foodborne illnesses. This study examined the relationship between worker Foodsafe level 1 training and critical violations reported on inspection results of non-chain restaurants in the Burnaby Fraser Health region. A total of 25 food service establishments with no critical violations on their routine inspections and 25 that had at least one critical violation participated in the telephone survey. Using the Mann-Whitney U two tailed t-test, it was shown that food service establishments with no critical violations on inspections had no significantly (p = 0.72) different proportions of Foodsafe level 1 trained staff than those with at least one critical violations on inspections. This study suggested that having more food handlers with food safety training does not impact how well restaurants score on inspections.
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Project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Health, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 2015.