Volume 8 Number 2 Year - 2014

Number of articles: 11



CONSUMERS' KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FOOD AND FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS

Authors: Magdalena Niewczas

Abstract: In this paper the results of survey conducted among 712 consumers in south-east Poland are presented. Respondents were asked to evaluate their level of knowledge about food. As a result it was shown that consumers usually assessed their knowledge as average or good. Women assessed their knowledge of food as better than men did. The most popular sources of knowledge about food among consumers are: the Internet (66.6% of ndications) and television (58.8% of indications). Respondents were also asked about their knowledge about HACCP/ISO 22000. Most of them do not have know ledge about these systems. Most respondents declared that they don't know what HACCP or/and ISO 22000 is (28.5% and 20.5% of indications). Men more often that women declared the lack of knowledge about HACCP and ISO 22000.

Keywords: food, knowledge, HACCP, ISO 22000

Article info: pp. 217-226

Recieved: 21.02.2014  Accepted: 29.05.2014  UDC: 366.65   Downloads: 595


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