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ERIC Number: EJ1042339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Assessment of Native Languages for Food Safety Training Programs for Meat Industry Employees
Olsen, Sherrlyn S.; Cordray, Joseph C.; Sapp, Stephen; Sebranek, Joseph G.; Anderson, Barbara; Wenger, Matt
Journal of Extension, v50 n1 Article 1RIB4 Feb 2012
Challenges arise when teaching food safety to culturally diverse employees working in meatpacking and food manufacturing industries. A food safety training program was developed in English, translated into Spanish, and administered to 1,265 adult learners. Assessments were conducted by comparing scores before and immediately following training. Scores concerning food safety knowledge and food handling behavior improved dramatically when training was conducted in the native language. Impressive gains were noted for Spanish-speaking participants who averaged 96.60% on post-training scores, demonstrating that identical food safety training programs are most successful with both Englishand Spanish-speaking individuals when presented in their native languages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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