Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness

First Advisor

Peter Pribis

Abstract

College students are one of the most at-risk population groups for food poisoning, due to risky food safety behaviors. Using the Likert Scale, undergraduate students were asked to participate in a Food Safety Survey which was completed by 499 students ages 18-25. Data was analyzed using SPSS and AMOS statistical software. Four conceptual definitions regarding food safety were defined as: general food safety, bacterial food safety, produce food safety, and politics associated with food safety. Knowledge seems to be an important factor in shaing student's attitudes regarding general and bacterial activity. Ethnicity plays a role in how people view the politics of food safety, and perception of the safey of organic food.

Subject Area

Food--Safety measures., Food contamination, Farm produce--Safety measures, College students--Health and hygiene.

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