Systematic planning enhances the effectiveness of retail food regulatory programs

D. Z. McSwane, J. A. Palmer, F. J. Vilardo, E. L. Mitter

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    A post-inspection compliance program is the system used by retail food regulatory agencies to deal with non-complying operators who do not correct code violations voluntarily. The post-inspection compliance program must be designed to achieve program goals and objectives in an effective, efficient and permissible manner. A 'systems approach' to program planning, implementation and evaluation is recommended to aid decision makers in devising an effective compliance program. The systems approach encourages consideration of the significant factors that influence program design and the ultimate success of a compliance program. When used correctly, systematic planning will produce a compliance program that functions effectively within the context of the larger regulatory program.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)19-23
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Environmental Health
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jul 20 1993

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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