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Foods 2018, 7(12), 193; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods7120193

Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Saudi Mothers

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School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin D01 HV58, Ireland
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School of Accounting and Finance, College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin D02 HW71, Ireland
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Received: 8 October 2018 / Revised: 24 October 2018 / Accepted: 21 November 2018 / Published: 25 November 2018
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Abstract

This study examines food safety knowledge and practices of mothers in Saudi Arabia. A total of 979 respondents participated in the study and completed a questionnaire that assessed their knowledge of food storage, food handling, usage, and maintenance of kitchen facilities, personal hygiene, and food poisoning. Results showed that mothers in Saudi Arabia had moderate knowledge of food storage (passing rate 64.9%) and usage and maintenance of kitchen facilities (passing rate 66.5%). While they had good knowledge of personal hygiene (passing rate 83.8%) and food poisoning (passing rate 78.5%), their knowledge with regard to food handling was poor (passing rate 30.4%). Results also highlighted that food safety knowledge and practices amongst mothers in Saudi Arabia improved with the level of education, while their age, employment status, monthly income, and number of children had no significant association with their food safety knowledge and practices. This research revealed the importance of education and that advance education and training program can further improve mothers’ food safety knowledge and practices and thereby result in reducing the risks of foodborne illnesses at homes. View Full-Text
Keywords: food safety; food knowledge; food practices; food hygiene; foodborne illnesses; mothers food safety; food knowledge; food practices; food hygiene; foodborne illnesses; mothers
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Ayaz, W.O.; Priyadarshini, A.; Jaiswal, A.K. Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Saudi Mothers. Foods 2018, 7, 193.

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