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Studies on Retail Food Safety Programs

This page lists EHS-Net food safety projects and study objectives with a focus on retail food safety practice.

Photo of a specialist taking food temperature.

Read about how EHS-Net’s environmental public health practice work supports CDC’s Winnable Battle on Food Safety. [PDF - 479 KB]

Environmental Health Specialists’ Inspection and Outbreak Investigation Practices Focus Group Study

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of environmental health specialists regarding inspections and outbreak investigations.

Publication: Environmental health specialists’ self-reported foodborne illness outbreak investigation practices. [PDF - 331 KB] J Environ Health. 2008;70(6):16-21.

Plain language summary: How environmental health specialists investigate outbreaks.

Manager Certification and Inspection Scores Study

Objective: To determine if the presence of a certified kitchen manager results in fewer critical violations.

Publication: Certified kitchen managers: do they improve restaurant inspection outcomes? [PDF - 310 KB] J Food Prot. 2009;72(2):384-91.

Plain language summary: Kitchen manager certification study and food safety.

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