Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Foodservice Management and Education

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

21

Last Page

28

Abstract

One act of intentional contamination of school meals can quickly harm many children. Food defense guidelines for schools exist; yet previous research has found communication, utility security, and physical security practices are infrequently implemented. A multi-site case study approach obtained a 360-degree assessment of food defense practices in five school districts. Meal production and service were observed, a food defense checklist was completed, and key stakeholders were interviewed. Qualitative analysis of interviews revealed lack of awareness, lack of concern, conflicting priorities, and isolation of food service from other school operations impaired food defense implementation. School security measures protected children, but not food.

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This article is from Journal of Foodservice Management and Education, 2014, 8(1); 21-28. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Journal of Foodservice Managtement & Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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