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FS-5.2 Data Details

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.

National Data Source
Food Safety Survey; Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
88.6 (2006)
Target
92.0
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
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)
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
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 10-5 in that it tracks one of the four components of the Healthy People 2010 objective (Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill). These components are tracked as separate objectives in Healthy People 2020 to more clearly show where progress is being made, or where more effort towards improvement is needed.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Food Safety Survey
    http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/ConsumerBehaviorResearch/ucm080374.htm
  2. Food Safety Survey (OMB Control Number 0910-0345-Reinstatement). Federal Register; 74:177. September 15, 2009. pp 47256-47257.