A study on livelihood of the mongers and cognition of street food safety under Covid-19 pandemic situation in Dhaka city

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A study on livelihood of the mongers and cognition of street food safety under Covid-19 pandemic situation in Dhaka city

A study on livelihood of the mongers and cognition of street food safety under Covid-19 pandemic situation in Dhaka city

M. Mazumder*, A. Amin, R.K. Paul, R.H. Riyad

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Structured interviews were carried out with many street food consumers.
  • Consumers’ perception on street food quality, safety and hygiene was observed.
  • Mongers can’t use fresh water to prepare food.
  • Hand washing facilities were unavailable in food processing and distribution.
  • Food safety and hygiene are not the supreme concerns for mongers and consumers.

ABSTRACT

The practices and perceptions of food quality, food safety and hygiene among street food mongers and their customer’s were investigated in Covid-19 pandemic situation. Seven areas were chosen in Dhaka city to collect required information. Qualitative data was collected for few months (questionnaire survey) in some places in Dhaka. Informal and formal interviews were conducted with many street food mongers and their staffs. The main issues were related to food safety practices and perceptions, and monger customer interactions in pandemic situation. Structured interviews were carried out with 40 street food consumers about their perceptions and attitudes towards street food quality, food safety and hygiene. This study observed that most mongers were male. Mongers can’t use fresh water to prepare food. Hand washing facilities are unavailable for mongers during food processing and also distribution system. Finally, this study obtained that food safety and hygiene are not the supreme concerns for mongers and consumers in Covid-19 pandemic situation.

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To cite this article: Mazumder M, Amin A, Paul RK, Riyad RH. A study on livelihood of the mongers and cognition of street food safety under Covid-19 pandemic situation in Dhaka city. Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research 2020;11:25-29.

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