Consumer Economics News

Exploring South African consumers’ usage and perceptions of hand sanitisers

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a global heightened awareness of hand hygiene, with a specific focus on proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitisers (HS) to limit the spread of the virus. During mid- 2021 BFAP and the Plant Pathology Division within the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Pretoria, conducted primary consumer research among a socio-economically disaggregated sample of 830 consumers. The project investigated South African consumers’ usage behaviour and perceptions regarding hand sanitisers, but also to assess their knowledge about its proper use.

Food Focus published the article and it can be read here.