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Prerequisite Programs at Schools: Diagnosis and Economic Evaluation

Authors
  • LOCKIS, Victor R.
  • CRUZ, Adriano G.
  • WALTER, Eduardo H. M.
  • FARIA, Jose A. F.
  • GRANATO, Daniel
  • SANT`ANA, Anderson S.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Source
Biblioteca Digital da Produção Intelectual da Universidade de São Paulo (BDPI USP)
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English
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Abstract

In this study, 20 Brazilian public schools have been assessed regarding good manufacturing practices and standard sanitation operating procedures implementation. We used a checklist comprised of 10 parts ( facilities and installations, water supply, equipments and tools, pest control, waste management, personal hygiene, sanitation, storage, documentation, and training), making a total of 69 questions. The implementing modification cost to the found nonconformities was also determined so that it could work with technical data as a based decision-making prioritization. The average nonconformity percentage at schools concerning to prerequisite program was 36%, from which 66% of them own inadequate installations, 65% waste management, 44% regarding documentation, and 35% water supply and sanitation. The initial estimated cost for changing has been U.S.$24,438 and monthly investments of 1.55% on the currently needed invested values. This would result in U.S.$0.015 increase on each served meal cost over the investment replacement within a year. Thus, we have concluded that such modifications are economically feasible and will be considered on technical requirements when prerequisite program implementation priorities are established.

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