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Street vendors in Patna, India: understanding the socio-economic profile, livelihood and hygiene practices

McKay, Fiona H., Singh, Arbind, Singh, Sangeeta, Good, Suvajee and Osborne, Richard H. 2016, Street vendors in Patna, India: understanding the socio-economic profile, livelihood and hygiene practices, Food control, vol. 70, pp. 281-285, doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.05.061.

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Title Street vendors in Patna, India: understanding the socio-economic profile, livelihood and hygiene practices
Author(s) McKay, Fiona H.ORCID iD for McKay, Fiona H. orcid.org/0000-0002-0498-3572
Singh, Arbind
Singh, Sangeeta
Good, Suvajee
Osborne, Richard H.ORCID iD for Osborne, Richard H. orcid.org/0000-0002-9081-2699
Journal name Food control
Volume number 70
Start page 281
End page 285
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 0956-7135
Keyword(s) street vendor
India
food environment
street food
food safety and hygiene
Summary Street food vending is fundamental to daily life in many low and middle income countries where much of the urban population rely on food provided by street vendors. While street vendors are known to be important providers of food; limited research has investigated vendor's hygiene practices and their socioeconomic circumstances in India. The aims of this study were to investigate the hygienic practices of food vendors and the context of their socioeconomic and living circumstances. Structured interviews were conducted with 31 street food vendors in Patna, India. The interviews explored issues around vending, hygiene practices, planning, and financial stability. Findings from this study indicate that food vendors are aware of good basic hygiene practices despite having low levels of literacy, low incomes, and limited job security.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.05.061
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
0908 Food Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920406 Food Safety
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084634

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
Population Health
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