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Relationship between food adulteration and handling process with consumption and expenditure pattern in consumer’s life

Author Affiliations

  • 1School for Home Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India
  • 2School for Home Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 1-4, May,27 (2017)

Abstract

Food is an essential part of every human being. No one can survive without food. Now a day technology in food has been so advanced. People consumed food in many variation such as fermented food, packed food, ready to eat food etc as a consumer. As food industry growing many factors effecting food quality in which food adulteration is much higher. And consumer awareness about food like handling process and their expenditure method is also a big deal with all components. This study was focused to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practices about food adulteration with handling process and expenditure patterns in population. The cross – sectional design based study between male and female as a consumer conducted in Lucknow city with 250 samples in local market of different areas with different methodological tools. Result of the study was carried out with different statistical parameter use to evaluate their overall activity which included in questionnaire on the basis of low, medium and high income group. After comparison to whole collected data the conclusion was that Food expenditure visa versa consumption pattern was more than 75 % in excellent performance of high income group while Food adulteration with handling process and protection was also good of the population. Recommendation was frame out according to study that consumer should aware for food which they are consumed and after knowing the malpractices about food they should have an action to protect their health.

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