The use of information on food labels: the consumers’ perspective in Malaysia

Kepal Nasir, Noreina and Mohd Jusoh, Nur Aniza Quantaniah and Ying, Tan Shoo (2018) The use of information on food labels: the consumers’ perspective in Malaysia. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (5). pp. 3274-3278. ISSN 1936-6612

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The food industry in Malaysia is governed by Food Safety Act 1983 and Food Regulation 1985 in protecting the consumer rights especially when it comes to standards of safety, hygiene and quality. Consumers in Malaysia are increasingly conscious towards these standards and are moving towards making better choices in food consumption. In relation to this, the study explores five distinct factors that influence information usage on food labels among consumers. It also investigates the differences of information usage between genders. 322 responded to the distributed questionnaires were among shopping centre visitors in Shah Alam, Selangor. A descriptive analysis conducted and revealed that consumers use information on food label to avoid consuming certain substances. The inferential analysis showed that female used food labels more frequently than male.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food Labels; Gender Differences; Information Usage
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341-641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Business Management
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 07:08
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 07:08

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