FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF CONSUMERS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICTS OF TAMIL NADU

Ramesh Kumar S

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ABSTRACT

The aim of the present study is to examine the food safety knowledge and practices of consumers. Home interviews of 951 randomly selected consumers representing five districts in southern district of Tamil Nadu. Foods borne illness affect the respondent irrespective of their gender. The respondents in all the age groups give preference to check labels while purchasing food items. All other determinations concerning food safety knowledge and practices are presented and discussed. Consumer education should be focused to reduce food borne diseases. Government should take steps to create awareness in checking of quality marks in the food labels.

 

Key words: Food borne illness, food safety practice and facilities in kitchen.

 


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