Campus Units

Political Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

57

Issue

1

First Page

1RIB11

Abstract

We identified gaps in safe food handling practices that may be placing older adults at increased risk of food-borne illness. A convenience sample of 1,019 older adults completed the Food Safety Behavior Questionnaire. Majority groups among participants were those who were female, those who were White, and those who were widowed. Participants had lower adherences to safe practices related to temperature control, attention to sell-by/use-by dates on food packages, and cross-contamination. Adherences were significantly (p < .05) influenced by gender, race/ethnicity, age, marital status, and education. Our findings suggest the need for older adult–focused safe food handling education related to temperature control, product selection practices, and cross-contamination.

Comments

This article is published as 168. LeLee Yap, Sarah L. Francis, Mack C. Shelley, II, Doris Montgomery, and Catherine J. Lillehoj, “Gaps in Safe Food Handling Practices of Older Adults,” Journal of Extension, 57(1). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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