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Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices among consumers in developing countries: an international survey

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Odeyemi, OA and Sani, NA and Obadina, AO and Saba, CKS and Bamidele, FA and Abughoush, M and Asghar, A and Dongmo, FFD and Macer, D and Aberoumand, A, Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices among consumers in developing countries: an international survey, Food Research International, 116 pp. 1386-1390. ISSN 0963-9969 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2018.10.030

Abstract

An international survey among consumers in developing countries from Asia and Africa on food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) was carried out using structured questionnaires. Data were collected from 453 consumers comprising 265 from Africa and 188 from Asia. Significant difference (p < 0.05) on food safety knowledge attitude and practice between consumers from Africa and Asia was observed. In Africa, consumers in Cameroon had the least food safety knowledge (73.15  16.43) compared to Ghana (78.19  15.84) and Nigeria (88.16  8.88). Similarly, consumers in Iran had the least food safety knowledge (73.33  19.84) in Asia compared to Malaysia (88.36  11.64) and Pakistan (89.42  9.89). Among the respondents, 89% were aware of food poisoning while 304 (67.1%) consume food kept for long at room temperature. There was significant difference (p < 0.05) in food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of consumers between Africa and Asia. Overall, respondents from Asia have better food safety knowledge than respondents from Africa.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:microbial food safety, food borne infections, hygiene, consumers
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Food Safety
UTAS Author:Odeyemi, OA (Dr Olumide Odeyemi)
ID Code:132930
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2019-05-28
Last Modified:2019-07-31
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