Evaluation of Attitudes and Behaviors on Food Safety and Quality Management Systems of Firm Owners in Olive Oil Enterprises: The Case Study of Mugla Province-Turkey


Cukur F., DEMİRBAŞ N. , Cukur T., Dayan V., Uzun A. C.

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.17, ss.1653-1668, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1653-1668

Özet

Olive oil is one of the foods that are preferred by consumers seeking healthy nutrition. Healthy, safety and high quality olive oil production can only be achieved in olive oil enterprises that follow these criteria. Therefore, food safety and quality management systems should be placed in these olive oil enterprises. The aim of this study was to determine behaviors and attitudes of firm owners towards the application of food safety and quality management systems in olive oil enterprises in the Milas district of Mugla province. The material used in this study was collected by face-to-face surveying of the 60 firm owners of the olive oil enterprises in Milas. Sample size was determined by using proportional sampling. In this study, five-point likert scale was used in terms of attitudes and behaviors on food safety and quality management systems of firm owners in olive oil enterprises. In this research, the knowledge level of olive oil enterprise owners on food safety and quality management systems was determined to be inadequate. In addition, logistic regression analysis was made with the aim of determining the factors that are effective on the tendencies of firm owners to utilize food safety and quality management systems in their olive oil enterprises. At the end of the analysis, it was determined that knowledge status of production capacity, capacity usage ratios and food safety are effective in utilizing food safety and quality management systems in the facilities.