Seafood safety at home: Knowledge and practices


Mol S. , Akay K. U. , Guney G. C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GASTRONOMY AND FOOD SCIENCE, cilt.13, ss.95-100, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijgfs.2018.07.003
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GASTRONOMY AND FOOD SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-100

Özet

Important part of foodborne diseases is related to improper preparation practices in home kitchen. Global concern about food safety has prompted research to evaluate domestic food-handling practices and food safety knowledge. In this study, knowledge of Turkish consumers' (n = 1000) on food safety were surveyed, as well as their food handling practices at home, via street interviews. The participants were questioned as "do you cook at home?" and surveys applied to the positive responders. The survey was focused on seafood, since it is a high-risk food. Participants were asked about purchasing and storage practices, kitchen habits and personal hygiene. Since mostly the women prepare food at home kitchen, the men were not included to the survey and only the women were questioned.