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Title: Food safety in school catering in the People's Republic of China
Authors: Kivela, J
Lam, ML
Inbakaran, R
Keywords: Food Safety
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: International journal of contemporary hospitality management, 2002, v. 14, no. 6, p. 301-312 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of contemporary hospitality management 
Abstract: As a result of inadequate safe food handling and food safety procedures, school catering organisations take tremendous risks with people who are arguably more vulnerable to food poisoning than adults. Foodpoisoning can be a serious affliction, the symptoms of which usually start between one and 36 hours after ingestion of food and can last for days. As noted, some segments of the population face a greater risk and have a higher incidence of food‐borne illness. These are identified as the "vulnerable groups", and include: children and infants; senior citizens; pregnant women; and people with diabetes, AIDS sufferers, and chemotherapy patients. This study was undertaken in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in thePeople's Republic of China (PRC) and it examined the extent of food safety gaps in the provision ofschool meals. Findings of the study suggest that considerable food safety gaps exist, and specific managerial recommendations about how to narrow some of these gaps is given.
ISSN: 0959-6119
EISSN: 1757-1049
DOI: 10.1108/09596110210436841
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