Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the characteristics of health units in Ontario that determine a high level of performance with their food safety programs. Data was collected using a survey that was sent to all public health jurisdictions that provide food safety programs in the province. The intent of the survey was to collect information regarding a health department’s food safety program and the health department factors that may impact the program’s performance. The findings reveal that a health unit’s inspection score is significantly related to its environment and is influenced by the following variables: specialized versus generalized program delivery; an urban versus a rural environment; and autonomous versus regional or city departmental structure.
Ruf, Matthew, "Food Safety Program Performance in Ontario" (2014). MPA Major Research Papers. 126.