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FS-5.2 Data Details

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FS-5.2 Increase the proportion of consumers who follow the key food safety practice of “Separate: don’t cross-contaminate.”

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Food Safety Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
88.6 (2006)
Target: 
92.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Based on the high proportion of compliance, a target representing a 3.4 percent increase is proposed.
Numerator: 

The percent of consumers aged 18 years and older who report they follow the key food safety practice: Separate: Don’t cross-contaminate

Denominator: 

Number of practices measured among persons aged 18 years and older who prepare food (consumers)

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 Food Safety Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    After you have used a cutting board or other surface for cutting raw meat or chicken, do you use it as it is for cutting other food to be eaten raw for the same meal, or do you first rinse it, or wipe it, or wash it with soap?

    1. Use it as it is
    2. Rinse or wipe it
    3. Wash with soap*
    4. Wash with bleach*
    5. Use a different cutting board*
    6. Don't cut raw meat or poultry*

    After cutting raw fish or shellfish, what do you do with the cutting board or surface? [Do you use it as it is for cutting food to be eaten raw for the same meal, or do you first rinse it, or wipe it, or wash it with soap?]

    (NOTE: MATERIAL IN BRACKETS MAY NOT NEED TO BE READ).

    1. Use it as it is
    2. Rinse or wipe it
    3. Wash with soap*
    4. Wash with bleach*
    5. Use a different cutting board*

    *RESPONSE IS INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATIONS.

Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Food Safety Survey

  2. Food Safety Survey (OMB Control Number 0910-0345-Reinstatement). Federal Register; 74:177. September 15, 2009. pp 47256-47257.