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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2340-2347

Food Safety and Hygiene Practices among Street Food Vendors in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Amit Kumar Singh, Narendra Pratap Singh and A.K. Chaturvedani*
Food and Drug Administration U.P., India ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh-243 122, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted on two hundred street food vendors randomly selected from New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) of Gautambudh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, to assess the food safety and hygienic practices among street food vendors. The information was collected with the help of questionnaire and observation of vending site. Data was entered and analyzed with the help of MS excel. The result revealed that Majority of the respondents (42.5%) was in the age group of 15 to 30 years and 85% were male. Out of the total respondents, 35% vendors have achieved primary level of education while 24 % were illiterate. Around sixty percent of the vendors reported Rs. 10,000 and above as their monthly income. 45% of the respondents were not permanent residents of Uttar Pradesh. They have migrated from the other states of India like, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and also West Bengal. Only 5% vendors were registered. Majority of respondents (88.0%) sell their food stuff on mobile cart. More than fifty per-cent vendors (62.5%) prepared their foodstuffs at their own marketplace and half of the vendors prepared food at morning and during the sale. Majority of vendors (85%) used the tap water for food preparation and 60% washed their utensils in cold water either in a bucket or directly from tap water. Over 61% did not give due preference to cover their food items and more than 80% of the stalls were exposed to flies. Majority of food vendors (74%) did not use any serving fork or spoon while 98.0% served with bare hands. Most of the vendors (98.0%) practiced to sell their food items without wearing gloves. 79.6% did not cover their head and 76.8% did not wear an apron. Less than a half of the food handlers washed their hands before food preparation and after using the toilet.

Keywords: Safety, Hygiene, Street food, Food vendor

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Amit Kumar Singh, Narendra Pratap Singh and Chaturvedani, A.K. 2018. Food Safety and Hygiene Practices Among Street Food Vendors in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2340-2347. doi:
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