A study on the topic of food safety and related concerns among Turkish consumers
CitationAYGEN, F.G. (2010). A study on the topic of food safety and related concerns among Turkish consumers. 19th World Business Congress, Vol. 19, pp. 413-421.
Turkish consumers' knowledge of and interest in food safety issues, attitudes toward specific food safety hazards, concerns associated with some food-related problems, worries about the safety of specific foods, sources of food-safety related information, and perceptions of the reliability of these sources of information were studied. Significant differences were found to exist in the opinions, attitudes, perceptions, concerns, and worries of females and males; -unlike the findings of previous research, males experience higher levels of worry with respect to various food safety concerns, compared to females-, those who had experienced food-borne illness in the past twelve months versus those who had not; and also with respect to education and income levels. Implications of the study for various parties; namely, consumers, producers, retailers, the State, and related institutions together with further research are also presented in the paper.