street food cleanliness drive

street food cleanliness drive

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Jenyvie Caballe started this petition to Students

 

As a student we all get tempted by the smells and sights of street food as we walk past. However, despite our temptations, many of us are sceptical about whether it’s safe to eat or not.

What is street food?

Street foods are ready-to-eat foods and beverages prepared and/or sold by vendors or hawkers especially in the streets and other similar places. They represent a significant part of urban food consumption for millions of low-and-middle-income consumers, in urban areas on a daily basis.

Why it is not good to eat street foods?

Street foods can cause the emergence of foodborne diseases, due to the ease of contamination by pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, and the development of chronic non-communicable diseases, since the street foods usually have high quantities of carbohydrates and fats.

what are the diseases that can be caused by eating street food?

Foodborne bacterial pathogens commonly detected in street vended foods are Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella spp. People who patronize street food, have been reported to suffer from food borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever and food poisoning.

Cleanliness

When you examine a street food station for cleanliness, you should look at the workstation, the utensils and crockery, and even the server themselves. You can be subjective with this: if you think that somewhere looks dirty and unhygienic, or that the vendor looks like they don’t fully care for their personal hygiene, then you shouldn’t eat there.

Ask yourself:

Is the workstation tidy and organised – for example have they kept raw food away from cooked food?

Is the workstation clean, with no signs of dirty surfaces, unwiped spillages, and bits of food waste?

Does the area around the stall look clean? For example, is there excess rubbish or signs of pests?

Are there any signs of a food hygiene sticker displayed on or around the stall?
Does the vendor look to follow high standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness?

Republic Act No. 10611

"An act to Strengthen The food Safety Regulatory System in the Country To project Consumers Health And Facilitate Market Access Of local Foods and Food Products, and For Others Purpose" ( IRR FOOD SAFETY ACT 2013)

Food Safety

Food safety is the responsibility of each person who is involve in food service. and it also refers to preventing each single person to contaminate food poisoning from a sudden accident cause of street food, is it for us to learn how to avoid contaminated.

 MISSION is to avoid each one of you to be poisoned cause by street food in a side walk and to make sure the food your intaking is safe for you and your family as well dont settle for less settle for the safety.

VISION is to maintain the the cleanliness and to avoid the illnesses caused by the filthiness and to ensure the cleaniliness here in our surroundings.

I want you guys to support this petition to maintain the street safety and cleanliness drive as well to and you ensure you health.

Caballejenyvie@gmail.com

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