A model of hygiene practices and consumption patterns in the consumer phase.
A mathematical model is presented, which addresses individual hygiene practices during food preparation and consumption patterns in private homes. The simulated results show that the probability of ingesting a chicken risk meal at home does not only depend on the hygiene practices of the persons preparing the food, but also on the consumption patterns of consumers, and the relationship between people preparing and ingesting food. This finding supports the need of including information on consumer behaviour and preparation hygiene in the consumer phase of exposure assessments. Risk analysis 2005; 25: 49-60.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Risk analysis