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PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE Food Protection Trends, Vol 33, No. 3, p. 146–156 Copyright©2013, International Association for Food Protection 6200 Aurora Ave., Suite 200W, Des Moines, IA 50322-2864 Video Observation and Data Coding Methods to Assess Food Handling Practices at Food Service BENJAMIN J. CHAPMAN,1* TANYA MacLAURIN2 AND DOUGLAS A. POWELL3 North Carolina State University, Dept. of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, Box 7606, 512 Brickhaven Drive 220E, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA University of Guelph, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada 3 Kansas State University, Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA 1 2 SUMMARY Eating at foodservice has been identified as a risk factor for foodborne illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified four food handlerrelated factors that contribute to foodborne illness: improper cooking procedures; temperature abuse during storage; lack of hygiene and sanitation by food handlers; cross-contamination between raw and fresh ready-to-eat foods. Evaluation of food handler behaviors, important for risk assessment calculations and for the effectiveness of training strategies, has historically been limited to self-reported data, inspection and participatory observation. This article describes the framework of a video observation methodology, novel to food service situations, used to capture and code food handler practices for analysis. Through the piloting of this technique in a working foodservice establishment, a number of lessons were learned, including best equipment to use, equipment location and configuration, as well as pitfalls in coding practices. Finding and working with partner organizations and navigating institutional ethics review is also discussed. *Author for correspondence: Phone: +1 919.515.8099; Fax: +1 919.515.7812; E-mail: 146 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS MAY–JUNE 2013

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Food Protection Trends - May/june 2013
Measuring Self-Efficacy of Food Safety in Middle School Populations
Food Safety Knowledge Among Restaurant Food Handlers in NeuchâTel, Switzerland
Video Observation and Data Coding Methods
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Food Protection Trends - May/June 2013