Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Safer street foods
Author
FAO
Publication date
10/03/2011
Abstract
A large part of the urban population in Bangladesh, particularly from the lower income groups, meets a substantial part of its dietary and nutritional needs through meals and beverages offered by outdoor vendors. Such “street foods” are often contaminated with bacteria and other germs, making them dangerous for the health of consumers. Regulating the street food sector and training vendors on how to hygienically prepare and store food can significantly improve food safety.