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Food Adulteration and Family's Knowledge on Food Adulteration in Selected Village of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka

Abidfaheem, TK and Nayak, Baby S and Andrade, Maxie (2013) Food Adulteration and Family's Knowledge on Food Adulteration in Selected Village of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 3 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

A cross sectional survey was under taken among 75 families using structured knowledge questionnaire and observation technique. The collected data was analysed using SPSS version 16. The study findings showed that majority (60%)of the subjects had moderate knowledge on food adulteration. Out of 75 samples tested, 2.7% chili powder samples were adulterated with artificial color and 10.7% of the common salt samples were adulterated with insoluble impurities. In tea powder 12 % were adulterated with iron fillings and 2.7% 2 were adulterated with artificial color. There was significant association of knowledge score on food adulteration with age (÷ =8.627 p= (2) , 2 0.013) and educational status (÷ =9.876, p= 0.043) of the respondents. The study concludes that the food adulteration even though (4) low, still it is existing. However awareness of the public in relation to food adulteration should be ongoing especially to the general public with lower level of education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food adulteration; Knowledge; Family; Detection; Food items
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 10:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 10:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143224

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