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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.

Author: Angelillo IF, Foresta MR, Scozzafav C, Pavia M

Published: 01/01/2001

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: International Journal of Food Microbiology