Special Issue "Eating Behaviour and Food Safety, Physical Fitness and Health"

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Prof. Dr. Joanna Trafialek
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Guest Editor
Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: analysis and risk assessment; food safety; HACCP; quality management systems and food safety in food production and distribution; quality management tools; food hygiene
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kolanowski
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Interests: healthy diet; human nutrition; functional food; food hygiene
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Dear Colleagues,

Food safety remains a critical issue in the food chain and, more generally, in health. Each food product should have sufficient quality and, above all, should not endanger the health of the consumer. In many countries, including in the European Union, food producers and distributors are required to implement a food safety system. This plays a major role in protecting consumers from foodborne diseases. In addition, consumers themselves are also responsible for the impact of food safety on their health. Eating behaviour and physical activity are major factors affecting human health. Modern society moves at a fast pace, and the majority of people work for much of the day. Therefore, in recent years, eating out has become not only a convenience but also a necessity. Insufficient attention is paid to the safety and nutritional quality of meals, and not enough emphasis is placed upon physical activity. It is well known that weight gain and lifestyle behaviours contribute to future health problems. Adequate physical activity and eating behaviour can improve human health and reduce the risk of obesity and many diseases, while enhancing the immune system. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on aspects of food safety and health that most affect human beings, starting from the safe production and handling of food through consumer eating behaviour, physical activity, and their benefits for individual and public health. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with practical solutions to the above-mentioned issues of food safety, healthy eating habits, and physical activity. New research papers, reviews, and case reports are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Joanna Trafialek
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kolanowski
Guest Editors

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  • health
  • healthy diet
  • food safety
  • food hygiene
  • human nutrition
  • physical fitness

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Food Safety When Eating Out—Perspectives of Young Adult Consumers in Poland and Turkey—A Pilot Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 1884; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041884 - 15 Feb 2021
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Food safety is perceived differently by consumers in different countries. The objective of this study was to examine the experience of young adults regarding the safety of meals eaten outside the home in Poland and Turkey. Questionnaire surveys were conducted on a group [...] Read more.
Food safety is perceived differently by consumers in different countries. The objective of this study was to examine the experience of young adults regarding the safety of meals eaten outside the home in Poland and Turkey. Questionnaire surveys were conducted on a group of 400 young adults. The findings provided new insights into cross-cultural consumer perceptions of the food safety of meals eaten out. Differences in the perception of the safety of the meals eaten out concerned both the manner in which consumers chose an eating establishment, the frequency with which they ate out, their experience of the meals consumed, and their practice of lodging complaints. Consumers in Poland and Turkey experienced different problems with the health quality of meals eaten out. The experience of consumers in Turkey reflected the occurrence of numerous cases of meals of poor quality, while in Poland it was smaller. This suggests that meals eaten out in Poland (an EU country) may have a lower health risk than in Turkey (a non-EU country). The method described in this study could be an additional tool for checking the operation of food safety systems in eating out establishments. Full article
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