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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 16 | Page No.: 1732-1739
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1732.1739
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Compliance and Consumer Acceptability of Multiple Fortified Stock Powder

Sophia Darko

The aim of the study was to determine consumer compliance and acceptability of multiple fortified stock powder within the Vaal Triangle Community in South Africa. The sample size was drawn from black female physical environmental sanitation workers and a few sedentary workers. Twelve and a half kilograms of stock powder were mixed with 125 g fortificant under controlled conditions. Sixty black women aged between 27-50 of low socio-economic status were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. Data were obtained through questionnaire. No statistical significant differences were found between the fortified and the unfortified stock powder in terms of colour, flavour, smell and overall acceptability. Respondents found the powder safe and convenient to use. In conclusion, multiple fortified stock powders is comparable to ordinary stock powder in acceptability and would be accepted when introduced into the market with accompanying education. It is recommended that multiple fortified stock powder should be promoted as a potential functional food.
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Sophia Darko , 2010. Compliance and Consumer Acceptability of Multiple Fortified Stock Powder. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 1732-1739.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1732.1739






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