Food safety knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Jordanian women handling food at home during COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication date: Jul 07, 2023

Concerns over food safety issues during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have sparked worldwide interest. Being part of a farm-to-fork food safety chain, food handlers at home are the final line of defense in reducing foodborne diseases. The present study used a cross-sectional survey to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of women food handlers in Jordan. The survey investigated the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on women who handle food at home in terms of food safety KAP. One thousand one hundred twenty-six respondents completed a food safety questionnaire during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a mean score of 22. 1 points out of 42, the results showed that women who handle food in their houses had insufficient knowledge, negative attitudes, and incorrect practices concerning food safety. The respondents demonstrated high knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitation areas (≥ 60. 0%). On the other hand, participants’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding contamination prevention, health issues that would affect food safety, symptoms of foodborne illnesses, safe storage, thawing, cooking, keeping, and reheating of foods, as well as COVID-19 were all low (< 60. 0%). The correlations between participants' total food safety KAP scores and education, age, experience, region, and the pandemic effect on food safety were statistically significant (P ≤ 0. 05). To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first conducted in Jordan to investigate food safety knowledge, attitudes, and practices by women handling food at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Concepts Keywords
Cooking Attitudes
Coronavirus Covid
Covid Food
Pandemic Foodborne
Women Handlers


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disease VO organization
disease MESH emergency
disease IDO history
disease IDO process
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disease IDO production
disease IDO host
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disease VO Bacteria
disease VO Viruses
drug DRUGBANK Water
disease MESH infections
disease MESH uncertainty
disease VO population
drug DRUGBANK Ademetionine
disease MESH marital status
disease MESH educational level
drug DRUGBANK Aspartame
disease VO effective
disease VO USDA
drug DRUGBANK Esomeprazole
disease MESH hypertension
disease IDO blood
disease MESH gastroenteritis
drug DRUGBANK Ilex paraguariensis leaf
disease MESH viral infection
disease VO frequency
pathway KEGG Coronavirus disease
drug DRUGBANK Tilmicosin
disease MESH Brucella infections
disease MESH zoonoses
disease VO report
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
disease MESH Campylobacteriosis
disease IDO intervention

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