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Datoriserade inspektioner i Kalmar kommun: Hur har de fyra grundpelarna, öppenhet, effektivitet, likvärdighet och matsäkerhet uppfyllts?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ecology and Environmental Science.
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Computerized inspections in Kalmar, Sweden – How have the four basic concepts - openness, effectiveness, equivalence and food safety been fulfilled

This study evaluated the use of computerized inspections of food service industries in the municipality of Kalmar. The main question was how the four basic concepts - openness, effectiveness, equivalence and food safety - have been fulfilled. A questionnaire was therefore sent out to 206 service industries and of these 123 responded. After these questionnaire interviews were conducted with four proprietors and the three food inspectors in Kalmar. Apart from this I also carried out some statistic material to see if there have been any changes before and after the computerizing. The result of all these investigations showed that openness has been almost completely reached. All checklists with the underlying assessment and results of inspections have been placed on the home page of the municipality for everyone to see. The effectiveness failed however, because the computerization did not increase the number of inspections. The equivalence has been better according to most of the proprietors, but when an inspection was carried out with the inspectors they only made the same appraisal in 31 of 51 points. These three concepts above were then supposed to lead to the fourth, food safety. There have been fewer divergences at the inspections but still most of the proprietors failed the inspections. In the questionnaire more than half of the proprietors admitted that the raised demands put pressure on them to run the self control program more regularly. This should lead to an improvement in food safety, but still this has not been seen. Hopefully better results from the implementation will bee seen in a few years.

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2004. , 98 p.
Keyword [en]
computerized inspections, openness, effectiveness, equivalence, food safety
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32164OAI: diva2:301409

Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2010-03-03Bibliographically approved

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