Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. 4

Determination of the Level of Knowledge and Attitude of Supplier Companies’ Managers and Employees about Food Safety

Bulent Celik1, Nevin Sanlier1*, Sevcan Kaya2, Ali Solunoglu2 and Elif Sahbaz2

1Faculty of Health Science Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. 2Gazi University, Faculty of Tourism, 06830, G?lbasi, Ankara, Turkey.

Received on 30 June 2012 and accepted on 28 July 2012

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to determine the level of food safety knowledge and attitude of the managers and employees of the food suppliers that provides meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cereals, dried beans, etc. to catering companies. The research is based on a survey conducted with 319 supplier company employees. It is composed of 34 questions and applied via face-to-face interviews by researchers. As a result of the survey, it is found that the knowledge scores of the individuals are intermediate, and attitude scores are higher intermediate. In addition, the knowledge scores of the young employees and managers are significantly high. (p<0.05).A need for an effective and continuous training for food suppliers’ employees about food and personal hygiene is emerged as a result of this research

Keywords : Supplier company, Employees, Food safety knowledge, Attitude.