Consumers and foodborne diseases: knowledge, attitudes and reported behaviour in one region of Italy
This highlights that educational programs, particularly focused to less educated subjects, are greatly needed. A questionnaire completed by mothers revealed that 36% knew all 6 foodborne pathogens investigated but only 11% correctly indicated food that transmit them. Only 54% reported washing hands before and after touching raw or unwrapped food and 50% reported using soap to wash hands. The respondents learned about foodborne disease from the mass media (56%) and GP’s (10%), but 82% still wanted to learn more. International Journal of Food Microbiology 2001;64:161-166.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: International Journal of Food Microbiology