By: Anggitasari A1, Rahayu WP1, Ratnasari Y2
1Departemen Ilmu dan Teknologi Pangan, Fakultas Teknologi Pertanian, Institut Pertanian Bogor
2Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan.
The importance of food safety education in order to enrich food safety knowledge of food vendor in elementary school (ES) should not be neglected. The aim of this study were to determine the level of food safety knowledge of food vendor, the impact of food safety program to food understanding, and the influence of food safety education toward ES students’ knowledge. The data gained from 20 provinces in Indonesia were analyzed using SPSS through pearson analysis method and paired sample t test. The result revealed that 71.96% of food vendors possessed a poor knowledge, and only 28.04% had a good knowledge about food safety. The result of analysis between variable showed that there was no significant effect of food safety programs, which were (1) the implementation of food safety regulations in school and (2) the application of food safety extension from school to food vendors. Food safety extension to ES students increased student knowledge of food safety up to 19.41%.
Keywords: elementary school student, food safety, food vendor
Dimuat di: J. Mutu Pangan 1(2): 65-73. 2014