Perception and Consumption Status of Food Labeling of Processed Foods among College Students in Daegu.Gyeongbuk Area

대구.경북지역 대학생의 식품 표시에 대한 인식 및 가공식품 소비 실태

  • Park, Eo-Jin (Dept. of Hotel Food Service and Culinary Art, Catholic Sangji College)
  • 박어진 (가톨릭상지대학교 호텔외식조리과)
  • Received : 2013.06.27
  • Accepted : 2013.12.31
  • Published : 2013.12.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the consumption realities of processed food and the perception of food labeling with targets of university students attending schools in Daegu and Gyeongbuk areas. The reason for buying processed food was because it is easy to cook. As for the number of using processed food, it was answered that everyday dairy products, noodles, breads and snacks for 3~4 times a month, and meat processed foods, canned foods, sauces and frozen foods for 2~3 times a month. With regard to selecting processed products, both male and female students answered with taste and price first, barely considering the safety and nutritional elements. It turned out that they check the price, expiration date and country of origin in order upon buying processed foods. Most of them recognized food labeling, but answered that they checked it sometimes in order to check the 'expiration date' and the 'calories'. They were aware of the food nutritional contents indication. It was turned out that male students check it for nutrients and female students for weight control. The effect of the processed food indication was that it is easy to choose the necessary foods for health and as well as for comparing the food with other products. The satisfaction of the food labeling system was mediocre. The results indicated that the food indication system needs to be educated or promoted.

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