An Assessment of the Consumer’s Knowledge and Attitude of Food Safety and Hygiene Practices


  • Afia Saadat Government Degree College No 1 for Girls Dera Ismail Khan
  • Malik Muhammad Hashim Institute of Food science & Nutrition Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Siddique Department of Public Administration, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan



Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Food Safety, Hygiene


The modern countries of the World are ambitious to provide safe and hygienic food to their masses. For this purpose, they spend huge amounts of money on research and development of food safety and hygiene at production level. However, at consumer side, due attention is not paid, which may result in poor and unhygienic food handling practices by the people. This research paper aimed to hit the consumer side concerning food safety and hygiene practices. This research focused to study the ‘knowledge’, ‘attitude’, and ‘practice’ of food safety and hygiene at domestic level. For this purpose, a survey was conducted in Government Girls Degree College No.1, wherein the focus group was young female students studying in different programs. The primary data was collected by using an adaptive questionnaire from 188 students of which 180 questionnaires were found complete in all respect (response rate = 95.7%) and the same were used in data analysis. The results of Correlations show there is significant positive correlation of knowledge with attitude and practices. Similarly, the age, domicile, and subject play a major role in the ‘KAP’ study.



How to Cite

Afia Saadat, Malik Muhammad Hashim, & Muhammad Siddique. (2023). An Assessment of the Consumer’s Knowledge and Attitude of Food Safety and Hygiene Practices. Open Access Public Health and Health Administration Review, 2(1), 1–9.