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Food safety knowledge and practices of street foodvendors in Atbara City (Naher Elneel State Sudan)

MA Abdalla, SE Suliman, AO Bakhiet

Abstract


The study was conducted to evaluate the food safety knowledge and practices of street food vendors in Atbara city between March and April, 2008. The questionnaires respondents were 28% male and 72% were female, 48% of them had primary school education while 42% were illiterates. The most prevalent isolated bacteria from cooked meals, bottled drink and fresh juice were; Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus auerus and Bacillus sp. The viable bacterial counts were 4.6 CFU/ml, 3.7 CFU/ml and 4.1 CFU/ml for cooked meals, bottled drink and juice, respectively.



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