Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science (PhD)
Kristen E. Gibson
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Food Safety, Grower, Implementation, Produce Safety, Risk Managment, Strawberry
Outbreaks of foodborne illness due to fresh produce are a continued threat to both the publichealth and the economy in the United States. Though there are many factors which influence the perpetuation of foodborne pathogens, the inability of the food industry to curtail this issue indicates systemic failure of interventions aimed at improving food safety practices. In this dissertation, we detail the efforts made over the past few decades to provide training to food producers and food handlers as well as recommendations that have been made for improvement based on these studies. By borrowing from more advanced fields of study such as implementation science, we will outline and evaluate a novel method for approaching context and commodity specific education for the food industry.
Yeargin, T. A. (2022). A Mixed Methods Approach to Context Specific Curriculum Design for Very Small and Small Strawberry Growers in the Southeastern United States. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4553