This study aims to determine the effect of undergraduate education of food and beverage management on the knowledge level of students regarding food safety. The knowledge of students (n=145) regarding food safety was evaluated by comparing with control group (n=60). The study found that the knowledge of students in food and beverage management regarding food safety was significantly higher (p<0.001) than control group. In addition, the knowledge levels of female students (p<0.001) and the students who had vocational training in high school (p<0.01) were high; however undergraduate education is important and effective in filling this gap. Having food safety education in high school and university is more effective in increasing the knowledge level (r=0.427, p<0.01). Therefore, employing managers who had academic education regarding the sector can contribute to improve food safety conditions.
Bu araştırma yiyecek ve içecek işletmeciliği lisans eğitiminin öğrencilerin gıda güvenliği bilgi düzeyine etkisini belirlemek amacıyla yapılmıştır. Öğrencilerinin (n=145) gıda güvenliği bilgileri kontrol grubu (n=60) ile kıyaslanarak değerlendirilmiştir. Yiyecek ve içecek işletmeciliği öğrencilerinin gıda güvenliği bilgisi kontrol grubuna kıyasla önemli düzeyde (p