Creating Food Safety Performance Expectations

  • Frank YiannasEmail author
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

When it comes to desired food safety performance by employees, many professionals think that the first step in achieving conformance is to make sure all employees receive proper food safety training. Others think that the key to conformance is to regularly inspect retail food establishments for certain behaviors, outcomes, or conditions. In fact, training and inspections are two of the most commonly used tools by food safety professionals when attempting to achieve a desired performance objective. But training and inspections are not the first steps in this process, nor are they the only steps in this process – and they are certainly not enough. Achieving excellence in food safety performance actually starts earlier than this. It begins with creating food safety performance expectations that are clear, achievable, and understood by all. In other words, if an organization wants to achieve excellence in the area of food safety, employees at all levels need to know what is expected of...


Food Safety Food Allergy Retail Food Foodborne Disease Foodborne Illness 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Walt Disney World CompanyLake Buena VistaUSA

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