Engaging food service workers in behavioral-change partnerships.* Food safety inspections may cover less than 0.05 percent of the time that a food service establishment is in operation.
* Therefore, effective behavioral behavioral
pertaining to behavior.
see psychomotor seizure. change must be maintained without constant observation by an environmental health program.
* Numerous studies document that food safety education alone may not result in behavioral change.
* Behavioral-change models, however, can help address improper
* It is necessary to understand what food service workers perceive to be the barriers to and benefits of an action.
* Food protection programs may be more effective when barriers are removed and benefits are enhanced so that a target behavior becomes more attractive.
* Behavioral barriers that influence people's actions and thought processes This is a list of thinking styles, methods of thinking (thinking skills), and types of thought. See also the List of thinking-related topic lists, the List of philosophies and the . are called "mutable mu·ta·ble
a. Capable of or subject to change or alteration.
b. Prone to frequent change; inconstant: mutable weather patterns.
* To elicit e·lic·it
tr.v. e·lic·it·ed, e·lic·it·ing, e·lic·its
a. To bring or draw out (something latent); educe.
b. To arrive at (a truth, for example) by logic.
2. behavior change Behavior change refers to any transformation or modification of human behavior. Such changes can occur intentionally, through behavior modification, without intention, or change rapidly in situations of mental illness. , environmental health programs should address mutable causes, not the incident or the prevalent prevalent
widespread occurrence. problem.
* For instance, if environmental health specialists understand why a food worker is using improper cooling methods, repeat violations could be eliminated.
* This study worked with Key Arena Sportservice, a sports arena in Seattle, Washington This page is protected from moves until disputes have been resolved on the .
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* The facility serves 1.2 million customers per year through 40 individual food service operations staffed by approximately 250 workers.
* The process began with a review of Key Arena food inspection reports from 1996 through 2000.
* Areas of chronic violation were identified.
* Management and food staff were surveyed to help identify the mutable causes involved in the chronic violations.
* External mutable causes also were noted.
* Certain management decisions can make behavioral change more convenient, such as providing ice scoop holders or sanitizing systems.
* Solutions were devised after stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. identified mutable causes that commonly discourage people from the desired behaviors.
* For example, many food service workers have day and night jobs.
* With their busy schedules, the staff found it difficult to remember the proper food-holding temperatures.
* They requested additional signage to remind them of what the proper temperatures were for hot-holding foods.
* Management also changed products and recipes that affected food temperatures.
* Time-temperature charting made hot-holding more effective.
* These changes appear to have improved food-handling practices despite high rates of staff turnover in the businesses.
* The results of this study indicate that a behavioral-change partnership undertaken by facility management and environmental health specialists together may improve inspection report scores.
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Source: Food and Drug Administration