- Volume 8 Issue 2
Development of a Computer-Assisted Microbiological Quality Assurance Program for Hosipital Foodservice Operations
병원 급식시설의 미생물적 품질관리를 위한 전산 프로그램개발에 관한 연구
- Kwak, Tong-Kyung (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Yonsei University) ;
- Jang, Hye-Ja (General Administration Office, Yonsei University) ;
- Joo, Se-Young (Dept. of Food & Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, Yonsei University)
- Published : 1992.05.01
A computer-assisted microbiological quality assurance program was developed based on HACCP data obtained from a 500 bed general hospital by assessing time and temperature conditions and microbiological qualities of six categories of menu items according to the process of food product flow. The purpose of the study was to develop a computer-assisted microbiological quality assurance program in order to simplify the assessment procedures and to provide a maximum assurance to foodservice personnel and the public. A 16-Bit personnel computer compatible with IBM-PC/AT was used. The data base files and processing programs were created using dBASE III plus packages. The contents of the computerized system are summarized as knows: 1. When the input program for hazard analysis runs, a series of questions are asked to determine hazards and assess their severity and risks. Critical control points and monitoring methods for CCPs are identified and saved in Master file. 2. Output and search programs for hazard analysis are composed of 6 categories of recipe data file list, code identification list, and HACCP identification of the specific menu item. 3. When the user selects a specific category of recipe from 6 categories presented on the screen and runs data file list, a series of menu item list, CCP list, monitoring methods list are generated. When the code search program runs, menu names, ingredients, amounts and a series of codes are generated. 4. When the user types in a menu item and an identification code, critical control points and monitoring methods are generated for each menu item.