Food Safety Satisfaction and Influencing Factors among Residents in Wuhan, China
Xiaosheng Lei, Fang Wang
Available Online January 2019.
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- Food safety, Satisfaction, Influencing factor
- Objectives: Ensuring food safety is an important precaution against food-borne disease. In this study, we aim to assess satisfaction of food safety and its influencing factors among residents in Wuhan, China. Methods: Questionnaire survey was conducted among residents randomly selected from 4 districts of Wuhan city from November to December, 2017. The total questionnaires were 301, of which 300 were valid with the effective rate of 99.7%. SPSS 19.0 software was used for data input and descriptive statistics were applied for data analysis. Results: It showed that the overall satisfaction of food safety among residents in Wuhan was 67.3% for basic satisfaction, 16.4% of satisfaction and 16.3% of dissatisfaction. The satisfaction of food safety supervision among residents was 67.7% for basic satisfaction, 10% satisfied and 22.3% unsatisfied. Fifty-three percent of respondents occasionally bought unsafe food. Respondent’s most worried food problems were use of inferior raw materials (70.7%), food poisoning (65.7%), sanitation problems during production (65.3%), illegal use of additives (61.7%), pesticide and antibiotic residue in food (59.7%). The main reasons of food safety issues were illegal actions of food manufactures, and relevant laws and regulations were not strict enough. Conclusions: The overall satisfaction of food safety among residents in Wuhan is in medium level. It’s necessary to strengthen the food management and improve the relevant laws and regulations to protect resident’s health from food-borne diseases and enhance public’s confidence and satisfaction in food safety.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaosheng Lei AU - Fang Wang PY - 2019/01 DA - 2019/01 TI - Food Safety Satisfaction and Influencing Factors among Residents in Wuhan, China BT - 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Public Health and Education (SSPHE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 345 EP - 348 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssphe-18.2019.81 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssphe-18.2019.81 ID - Lei2019/01 ER -