The purpose of the present study is to create a database for the collection and analysis of data related to the inspection program carried out by a Food and Nutrition Unit, Department of Health Services Milan 1. 1202 reports, stored in the archives of the Unit, were examined. On the basis of the results a computerised reporting form by Microsoft Access was created. The study confirms the necessity of a computerised recording system to point out the most common infractions and to standardise the work of operators. Moreover, on the basis of available data, food inspection activity can be more easily planned focusing on the actual local problems. The described system is a valid tool to store and analyse the information gathered from the inspections. Further implementations could make the database more informative.
|Translated title of the contribution||Creation of an ongoing database on food inspections to improve the Food Service effectiveness|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|