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A Study about the Impact of Nutrition Education and Awareness of Food Safety among Women SHG Members

Gowri, B and Vasantha Devi, K.P. and Sivakumar, Marimuthu (2010): A Study about the Impact of Nutrition Education and Awareness of Food Safety among Women SHG Members.

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Abstract

Foods prepared in unorganized sector is unique in India as these measures food processing units are diverse in size and location, in the absence of quality control measures, poor quality packaging material, improper transportation, use of contaminated water, high turn-over of food handlers, lack of personnel hygiene and non judicious use of colorants and preservatives, these unit pose considerable food safety hazards. These days the women Self Help Groups (SHG) are implementing a large number of village cottage industries especially food processing industries. These industries are considered as unorganized sector .These informal sector need food safety education. Hence the present study has been designed with the aim to create awareness amongst women who are involved in food processing trade in unorganized sector with regard to various parameters like adopting food safety and hygienic method, food safety laws for food production.

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