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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge, attitudes and practices of food service staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities for the elderly in Sicily, Italy. Association with some demographic andwork-related variables was also investigated. This survey provides information and outlines many complexquestions concerning the basics of food hygiene. Education level, length of service in the employment and attending courses on food hygiene influenced the knowledge, attitudes and practices of foodservice staff. This study has evidenced the need for continuous training among food service staff regarding food safety in LTCF and nursing homes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1373
Number of pages7
JournalFood Control
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science

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