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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 2025-2040
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.236


Food Safety Knowledge and Procurement Practices in Relation to Food Borne Disease Incidence in Ludhiana District, India
Shweta Madhwal* and Sonika Sharma
* Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The aim of the present study is to determine knowledge and procurement behavior pertaining to food safety among urban households of Ludhiana district, Punjab. Results revealed that age group from 45 years and above, mostly males, with nuclear families, belonging to business class, mainly postgraduates and having family income from Rs 5 to10 lakhs were found to have good food safety knowledge scores. Results revealed that female respondents had better procurement practices pertaining to food safety as compared to male respondents. A better procurement behavior towards food safety was found in the respondents who were in middle aged group (35-45 years), from the nuclear families, belonged to service class and having annual family income of more than Rs 10 lakhs. Results also revealed that high level of educational qualification affects the adoption of food procurement practices of respondents as the postgraduates were having better food procurement practices as compared to respondents of 12th standard and graduation. Food safety knowledge of respondents was found to be negatively correlated with the food borne disease incidences. While the incidence of food borne diseases were significantly (p<0.05) negatively correlated with procurement practices of respondents towards food safety. Home environment represents an important site for the spread of pathogens responsible for food borne diseases. Most of the purchased foods are considered safe but there is need to educate consumers adopt good hygiene practices in the home setting, consumers need to be informed about safety procedures followed during purchasing of foods to food handling, storage and preparation of food.


Keywords: Food safety, Knowledge, Procurement practices, Pathogens, Food borne disease incidence
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Shweta Madhwal and Sonika Sharma. 2019. Food Safety Knowledge and Procurement Practices in Relation to Food Borne Disease Incidence in Ludhiana District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 2025-2040. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.236