A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to December 2006 on food safety knowledge, practice and behavior of young and adult consumers in the districts of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. The research sampling was formed from 815 young and 646 adult (totaling 1461) voluntary consumers. Participants in the 14-19 years age range were classi?ed as ''young" and the par- ticipants in the 20 years and above age range as ''adult" consumers. Initially, the aim was to survey 1500 consumers. However, 39 con- sumers who initially agreed to participate left the study during the survey process. Twenty years ago, there was a traditional family life in Turkey, therefore meal preparation and cook were women task, but nowadays the number of working women was increasing. Both men and women share household duties. Cook and prepara- tion meal is not a task primarily practiced by one gender.