The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety
According to the CDC, each year foodborne illness impacts roughly 1 to 6 Americans, which translates to about 48 million people who are affected. Over 128,000 people are hospitalized annually and over 3,000 people die from some type of foodborne illness. Food safety in the U.S. is a major issue and should be top of mind for the restaurant industry.
Our guest will discuss his experience with food safety and some of the research that he has done in the area.
In episode #054 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Kevin Roberts Associate Professor & Director of the Undergraduate Program in Hospitality Management at Kansas State University. He has over 12 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has been teaching at Kansas State for 13 school years. Dr. Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting. He is the Director of the Center for Excellence for Food Safety Research in Children Nutrition Programs at Kansas State and member of numerous industry organizations including the International Association of Food Protection, the National Restaurant Association and the Foodservice Management Education Council. Go ahead, turn up the speakers, click play and listen to episode #054 of the Social Restaurant Podcast.
What you'll learn during the interview
- Some of the surprising insights that Kevin has gained from his research
- The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety
- Kevin’s techniques for teaching students about the industry
- How restaurants in the U.S. measure up compared to other areas of the globe
- The importance of children’s nutrition and how it relates to food safety
- Where you can find out more about the work Kevin is doing and what is coming out of his research
Nate Riggs Nate Riggs is the president of NR Media Group, a firm specialized in content marketing and new media programs for mid-sized and large companies that have included Bob Evans Restaurants, Donatos Pizza, and many others. He also produces the Social Restaurant Podcast and This Week in Restaurant Technologies. www