Convergence Evaluating Food Safety Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice regarding Food handler

식품취급자의 식품안전에 대한 지식, 인식 및 행태의 융합적 평가

  • Kim, Junghyun (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University) ;
  • Cho, Youngtae (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University)
  • 김정현 (서울대학교 보건대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 조영태 (서울대학교 보건대학원 보건학과)
  • Received : 2019.04.16
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


This study aimed to assess the level of food safety knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) among 500 Food handlers of hospitals in Korea and to explore the association between their knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) and the socio-demographic characteristics. Self-reported questionnaire contains 50 questions: 15 for knowledge, 15 for attitude, and 20 for practice on food safety. The results showed that the overall mean of the knowledge score is 3.25, attitude 3.65, and practice 3.36 respectively. There was a significant difference between the mean score for knowledge, practice and overall KAP in three aged groups. Also, the overall KAP scores were significantly (p < 0.05) affected by the education level, where the average scores increased with the level of education. Public health preventive education and program should be provided to the food handlers in order to minimize foodborne hazards.

Table 2. Difference of knowledge, attitude and practice according to age, education, and carrier

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Table 1. General characteristics

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