Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices among consumers in developing countries

An international survey

Olumide A. Odeyemi, Norrakiah Abdullah Sani, Adewale Olusegun Obadina, Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba, Florence A. Bamidele, Mahmoud Abughoush, Ali Asghar, Fabrice Fabien Dongho Dongmo, Darryl Macer, Ali Aberoumand

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Research International
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Food Safety
Developing Countries
food safety
developing countries
consumer surveys
Cameroon
Ghana
Foodborne Diseases
Malaysia
Pakistan
Nigeria
foodborne illness
Iran
Surveys and Questionnaires
ambient temperature
questionnaires
Food
Temperature

Keywords

  • Consumers
  • Food borne infections
  • Hygiene
  • Microbial food safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices among consumers in developing countries : An international survey. / Odeyemi, Olumide A.; Abdullah Sani, Norrakiah; Obadina, Adewale Olusegun; Saba, Courage Kosi Setsoafia; Bamidele, Florence A.; Abughoush, Mahmoud; Asghar, Ali; Dongmo, Fabrice Fabien Dongho; Macer, Darryl; Aberoumand, Ali.

In: Food Research International, 01.01.2018.

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Odeyemi, Olumide A. ; Abdullah Sani, Norrakiah ; Obadina, Adewale Olusegun ; Saba, Courage Kosi Setsoafia ; Bamidele, Florence A. ; Abughoush, Mahmoud ; Asghar, Ali ; Dongmo, Fabrice Fabien Dongho ; Macer, Darryl ; Aberoumand, Ali. / Food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices among consumers in developing countries : An international survey. In: Food Research International. 2018.
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