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Tying It All Together – Behavior-Based Food Safety Management

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

As with other chapters, I would like to begin this one by taking a moment to review two words. The first word is behavior. According to Webster’s dictionary (1985), behavior is the response of an individual or group to its environment. The second word is management. Webster’s dictionary (1985) states that management is the judicious use of means to accomplish an end. Combined together, behavior-based management can then be viewed as the system of management (in our case a behavior-based food safety management system), based on the sciences of human behavior and organizational culture, which is used by an organization to produce results.

Remember, fundamental principles of management, especially those related to organizational culture and behavior as defined in this book, are critical concepts that must be understood, executed, and overseen well if an organization wants to enhance their food safety performance. However, principles of managing people, ultimately translated into...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Walt Disney World CompanyLake Buena VistaUSA

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