Consumers’ awareness and knowledge of nanofood in Malaysia / Nor Akhmal Hasmin … [et al.]

Hasmin, Nor Akhmal and Mahmood, Anida and Azizun, Najwa and Abd Kadir, Nur Hafidah and Matmin, Juan (2021) Consumers’ awareness and knowledge of nanofood in Malaysia / Nor Akhmal Hasmin … [et al.]. Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ), 18 (2): 24. pp. 23-46. ISSN 0128-1089


The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in the food and agriculture industry is now common and rampant among giant food manufacturers to enhance the quality, functionality, and physicality of food products. However, consumers have not been consulted and informed on the use of ENMs in food despite various potential safety and health risks associated with oral exposure of ENMs illustrated from scientific studies. In the European Union, the food law was amended to include provisions on nanotechnology after conducting a public consultation to explore public awareness and perception of nanotechnology. In the absence of a specific regulatory framework for nanofood in Malaysia, this study aims to analyse consumers’ awareness and knowledge of nanofood. The result from the study serves as an invaluable input to the regulatory authority in framing any regulatory reform to regulate nanofood. A survey was conducted using a closed-ended questionnaire distributed online. The result indicates that the awareness and understanding of nanofood are still lacking and not satisfactory.


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Hasmin, Nor Akhmal
Mahmood, Anida
Azizun, Najwa
Abd Kadir, Nur Hafidah
Matmin, Juan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer behavior. Consumers' preferences. Consumer research. Including consumer profiling
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer satisfaction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 0128-1089
Volume: 18
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 23-46
Keywords: nanofood and nanotechnology, nanofood labelling, public understanding and knowledge
Date: 16 August 2021
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