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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 660-667
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.660.667
 
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Extent of Awareness and Food Adulteration Detection in Selected Food Items Purchased by Home Makers

Nidhi Gupta and Priti Panchal

Abstract:
Food is essential for sustenance of life. Adulteration of food cheats the consumer and can pose serious risk to health in some cases. The present study was planned with the main objective of identifying buying practices of homemakers and their extent of awareness related to selected food products. Stratified sampling method with questionnaire cum interview schedule was adopted to collect data. Tool was standardized by difficulty index, validity index and split half reliability method. Statistical test such as chi-square between awareness and occupation, t-test among age group, educational level and extent of awareness were carried out. Study revealed that respondent’s awareness related to rights and responsibilities was good but poor related to food adulteration. Education, family income and occupation had an effect on extent of awareness. Age and awareness has no correlation while a positive correlation was found between family income and awareness. This research paper is the part of the work carried out under the project funded by University Grant Commission, India.
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How to cite this article:

Nidhi Gupta and Priti Panchal, 2009. Extent of Awareness and Food Adulteration Detection in Selected Food Items Purchased by Home Makers. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 8: 660-667.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.660.667

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2009.660.667

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