Providing food safety training to a diverse workforce brings with it opportunities and challenges that must be addressed. The study reported here provides evidence for benefits of using visual-based tools for food safety training when educating immigrant, Hispanic foodservice workers with no or minimal English language skills. Using visual tools along with hands-on training improved knowledge scores of foodservice workers about thermometer use and cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Extension personnel can use similar educational tools along with accommodation for cultural differences for effective training of immigrant Hispanic workers employed in foodservice and lodging operations, farms, and meat processing plants.
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Rajagopal, L. (2013). Educating Immigrant Hispanic Foodservice Workers About Food Safety Using Visual-Based Training. The Journal of Extension, 51(2), Article 26. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.02.26