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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-7  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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Street Food Safety, Types and Microbiological Quality in Ethiopia: A Critical Review
Samuel Chane Teferi
College of Natural Science, Department of Biology, Salale University
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Street food is food obtained from a street side vendor, often from a makeshift or portable stall. Street food feeds millions of people daily with a wide variety of foods that are relatively cheap and easily accessible. Street food is intimately connected with take-out, junk food, snacks, and fast foods but most of the foods are not protected against insects, dust etc. which may harbor foodborne pathogens. Food borne illnesses are defined as diseases, usually either infectious or toxic in nature, caused by agents that enter the body through the ingestion of food. Pathogens present in street vended foods come from different sources and practices, such as, improper food handling, improper waste disposal, contaminated water and improper storage temperature and reheating. Like other African and World countries there are many food vendors in Ethiopia where they sell both raw and cooked food items along the streets of different cities but it is far more unhygienic due to several reasons. So the objective of this review paper was to assess the existing research about street food safety, types, hygiene knowledge, and preparation and forward suggestion for stakeholders/policy makers to bridge the gap. Majority of street vended foods in Ethiopia are contaminated by bacteria like salmonella, S. aureus, E. coliso the Government should intervene and solve the issue before it is too late.

Keywords: Street food, Pathogen, Safety, Food borne illnesses, Ethiopia
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How to cite this article:

Samuel Chane Teferi. 2020. Street Food Safety, Types and Microbiological Quality in Ethiopia: A Critical ReviewInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(7): 28-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.807.004