The role of training in building awareness about formalin abuse: evidence from Bangladesh

Golam Mohammad Shamusul Kabir (Department of Fishery, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Kazi Tanvir Mahmud (Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Aniqa Hassan (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
David Hilton (CCDB, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Sheikh Monirul Islam (Department of Fishery, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management

ISSN: 1753-8394

Publication date: 16 April 2018

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to assess the impact of the training program on fish traders in building awareness about formalin abuse in food items.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data was collected from the fish traders in Bangladesh by using simple random sampling technique. Binary logistic regression was used to assess the opinions of the fish traders about training in building awareness of formalin abuse.

Findings

This study showed that the training of the fish traders played a positive role in improving their awareness level of formalin abuse.

Practical implications

Enhancement of both training and educational support could be an effective strategy in preventing formalin abuse in food.

Originality/value

This study helps in assessing the opinions of the fish traders about the effectiveness of the training programs in building awareness of formalin abuse.

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Citation

Kabir, G., Mahmud, K., Hassan, A., Hilton, D. and Islam, S. (2018), "The role of training in building awareness about formalin abuse: evidence from Bangladesh", International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 96-108. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMEFM-08-2017-0198

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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