Level of knowledge, attitude and practice of night market food outlet operators in Kuala Lumpur regarding the usage of repeatedly heated cooking oil

Azman Abdullah, S. Mohd Shahrul, S. X. Chan, A. P. Noorhazliza, M. Khairunnisak, Nur Azlina Mohd Fahami, Qodriyah Mohd Saad, Kamisah Yusof, Kamsiah Jaarin

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Abstract

Consumption of repeatedly heated oil can be detrimental to health. The objective of this study was to determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of night market food outlet operators in Kuala Lumpur regarding the usage of repeatedly heated cooking oil. The quality of cooking oil was also investigated. A cross-sectional study involving pretested questionnaire was undertaken in April 2009. The questionnaire was designed as a tool to collect data from the respondents (n=100) by face-to-face interview. The results showed that majority of respondents had only moderate (53.0%) or low (18.0%) level of knowledge regarding this issue. Most respondents (67.0%) agreed that it is not a good practice. The majority (69.0%) agreed that the usage of repeatedly heated cooking oil is detrimental to health. Despite that, most respondents (63.0%) admitted that they had used cooking oil repeatedly. Most (62.0%) of the cooking oil samples taken from the night market food outlets were considered fit for human consumption. In conclusion, the level of knowledge of night market food outlet operators in Kuala Lumpur regarding this issue needs to be improved in order to ensure the safety of fried food purchased from such establishments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume67
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
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Keywords

  • Attitude and practice
  • Deep frying
  • Health
  • Knowledge
  • Night market food outlet operators
  • Peroxide Value
  • Repeatedly heated cooking oil

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  • Medicine(all)

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