Effects of knowledge, attitude, practice on food safety compliance among food handlers of school canteens in Kuala Muda, Kedah / Aida Jalani, Hashim Fadzil Ariffin and Sabaianah Bachok

Jalani, Aida and Ariffin, Hashim Fadzil and Bachok, Sabaianah (2020) Effects of knowledge, attitude, practice on food safety compliance among food handlers of school canteens in Kuala Muda, Kedah / Aida Jalani, Hashim Fadzil Ariffin and Sabaianah Bachok. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4 (1). pp. 32-42. ISSN 2600-7274

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between knowledge, attitudes, practices and food safety compliance. Questionnaires were distributed to 341 school canteen food handlers from 28 primary and 63 secondary schools respectively in Kuala Muda, Kedah. The responses were analysed using SPSS, Amos version 22.0, Pearson Correlation to analyse the correlation. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) approach was used to test the research hypotheses and the predictive model. Based on the results, a framework is proposed to integrate knowledge, attitude and practices among the food handlers. The framework provides a more comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, attitude and practices related to this context: (1) correlation between knowledge with food safety compliance (2) a significant relationship between knowledge, attitude and practices with food safety compliance. The findings indicated that knowledge and attitude are significant factors that can improve food handlers’ food safety compliance. Surprisingly, the study found insignificant relationship between food handlers practices and food safety compliance. This study concluded that food handlers should improve their knowledge and attitude through continuous awareness and education program in order to avoid issues related to food safety in school canteens.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Jalani, AidaUNSPECIFIED
Ariffin, Hashim FadzilUNSPECIFIED
Bachok, SabaianahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research > Citizen participation
T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service
T Technology > TX Home economics > Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service > Quality control
T Technology > TX Home economics > Food service
T Technology > TX Home economics > Food service > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (EJSSH)
ISSN: 2600-7274
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 32-42
Official URL: https://ejssh.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 40206
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food Poisoning, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Food Safety Compliance
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40206

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