DETERMINATION OF CONSUMERS’ CONSCIOUSNESS LEVEL ON FOOD SAFETY: CASE OF ISPARTA, TURKEY

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2
Written by Vecdi DEMİRCAN, Hacer CELİK ATES, Deniz SARICA, Nadiye CAVDAR

The lack of both food assurance and food safety is of global concern. With the welfare of the countries increasing, consumers have put more importance on the food content, reliability and health of the food they consume. With the development of technology, radio, television, and internet, consumers' awareness about safe food has also begun to evolve through communication tools. In this study, it was aimed to determine the level of consciousness of consumers in Isparta province on food safety. The main material of the study was the data provided from the questionnaires conducted by face-to-face interviews with families residing in Isparta city centre. Single-step simple random probability sampling method was used to determine the number of families to be surveyed. The number of samples in the calculation is 384. The study shows that 57.8% of consumers heard about the concept of food safety and 42.2% of them did not hear the concept of food safety. It was found that 13.8% of the consumers had knowledge about the quality control and audit institutions and 86.2% of them had no information on this issue.

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DEMİRCAN V., CELİK ATES H., SARICA D., CAVDAR N. 2018, DETERMINATION OF CONSUMERS’ CONSCIOUSNESS LEVEL ON FOOD SAFETY: CASE OF ISPARTA, TURKEY. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 163-170.


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