Impacts of the pandemic, animal source food retailers’ and consumers’ knowledge and attitudes toward COVID-19, and their food safety practices in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The COVID-19 pandemic affected the food supply chain, retailers and consumers owing to infection awareness. This study evaluated the impacts COVID-19 on animal-source food retailers’ businesses and consumers’ livelihoods, as well as their knowledge toward the disease, attitudes and food safety practices to prevent infections.
The study included a cross-sectional component that was conducted in urban/peri-urban and rural areas in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. In another part of the study, a structured questionnaire was developed for animal source food retailers and consumers, with three primary parts for data analysis: general information, COVID-19 impacts and knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) assessment. The findings of the study may support the development of policies for improved health and food safety in Chiang Mai, Thailand.