Assessment of food safety by young people

Marosi Tibor and Gál Adrienn: Assessment of food safety by young people. In: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle, (6) 1. pp. 201-207. (2011)

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The significance of food safety is indisputable. Every process that endangers heath protection must be taken seriously. In this work an attempt has been made to understand familiarity with food safety of young adults. Answers have been searched how they are informed about food safety issues. Deceitful information or ignorance can easily cause distrust and sometimes panic between the consumers. Young adults are very active and conscious parts of the consumer society; furthermore they are flexible and open-minded which can be beneficially used in the future. With the applied questionnaire the demographic characteristics, food consumption behaviors, food safety beliefs, and exact knowledge in this area were assessed. Young adults (aged between 19 and 28) who participated were male and female in almost equal rate, the married status was in 1/3 rate, and 80% lived in cities. One of the most positive issues is that many of them are aware of the importance of food safety, and perceived the changes in comparison with the last years. They trusted in Hungarian food products, but unfortunately the connection with the traditional home products is not tight enough. Sadly the young consumers are not aware of their rights in the field of food safety, they are usually uncertain during shopping or consumption. On one hand the lack of direct communication from the market on the other the proper inquiry of them about food safety, young adults have insufficient and incomplete information.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Food sciences and food safety
Journal or Publication Title: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle
Date: 2011
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1788-5345
Page Range: pp. 201-207
Language: English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Traditions, innovation, sustainability (2011) (Hódmezővásárhely)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Élelmiszergazdaság - minőségszabályozás, Élelmiszerbiztonság
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 207. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 02. Engineering and technology
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies
04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.05. Other agricultural sciences
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 29. 15:40
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 29. 15:40

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