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Knowledge of aflatoxins contamination in peanut-based products among food handlers: retailers' perspective


Mohd Azaman, Nur Nazurah and Kamarulzaman, Nitty Hirawaty and Shamsudin, Mad Nasir and Selamat, Jinap (2015) Knowledge of aflatoxins contamination in peanut-based products among food handlers: retailers' perspective. In: 3rd International Symposium on Applied Engineering and Sciences (SAES2015), 23-24 Nov. 2015, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 320-322).


The occurrence of aflatoxins contaminants in foods has been reported widely. Unfortunately, only a few know about the effects and risk from aflatoxins contamination to human health. Knowledge of the danger of aflatoxins contamination in peanuts-based products is still lacking among food handlers. Thus, this study was undertaken with the aim of determining the knowledge of aflatoxins contamination in peanut-based products among retailers. Data were collected from 128 retailers in Klang Valley area. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by using semi-structured questionnaires. The result indicated that the household size, income level, and experience in retail showed significantly association with knowledge about aflatoxins contamination in peanut-based products. Thus, this study suggest that there is a need for public awareness campaigns regarding aflatoxins contamination as to improve the knowledge and awareness of public about the dangers of aflatoxins to health.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Aflatoxins contaminants; Peanut-based products; Retailers; Knowledge
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 07:21
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 07:21
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/77208
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