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Self-reported food safety practices among adult consumers in Sibu, Malaysia: a cross-sectional study


Ruby, Genevie Eleanor and Ungku Zainal Abidin, Ungku Fatimah and Lihan, Samuel and Jambari, Nuzul Noorahya and Radu, Son (2019) Self-reported food safety practices among adult consumers in Sibu, Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. Food Protection Trends, 39 (5). pp. 366-376. ISSN 1541-9576


The purpose of this study was to assess the consumers' food safety knowledge and its determinants. The analysis was based on data collected through a cross-sectional survey in East Malaysia, which described the knowledge about personal hygiene, foodborne disease symptoms, high-risk foods, cross-contamination, and temperature control held by Sibu-based consumers. Up to 99.5% of consumers correctly answered the question on hand hygiene in food handling. However, only 23.3% had a detailed knowledge of the temperature effect on bacterial growth in food. The level of food safety knowledge differed by gender, age, education level, number of children and food preparation frequency. The logistic regression model used for this data found a high level of food safety knowledge among tertiary graduates (OR = 42.26; 95% CI: 9.97, 179.06). It also highlighted the importance of food safety knowledge as an effort to control foodborne diseases (FBD), by focusing on consumer food handling in the home and how to extent the benefits of food safety education to the whole society.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.12.045
Publisher: International Association for Food Protection
Keywords: Food safety knowledge; Food hygiene; Food safety practices Adult consumer
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 00:07
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021 00:07
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/82084
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