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Research Paper | Food Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019
Consumers Perspective towards Consumption of Street & Restaurant Food and its Perceived Hygienic Consciousness among the Residents of Aligarh City
S M Safdar Ashraf | Mohd Usman 
Abstract: Objective: Safety of the street foods is an important aspect in the field of nutrition security. This study is a onetime observational cross sectional, field survey based study undertaken to know the consciousness level of individuals about food safety, quality and hygiene of street Vendor Food and restaurant food. Material method: The study was conducted in Aligarh city in India. Fifty individuals selected randomly from study population. Detail of the population and houses of the area were taken from Aligarh Municipal Corporation. Face to face interview was performed using a structured pretested questionnaire. Results: The study revealed that the students who were Graduate among different educational groups had more consumption of street food as compared to restaurant food. Males had more consumption of street food as compare to female. Most of the individual who belong to low SES were consumed more street food as compare to high SES. It was found that the sixty four percent individuals were consciousness about the hygiene of the street vendor food while thirty six were not consciousness. Quality consciousness for food was also eighty two percent however eighteen percent were not quality consciousness. Chi square test is significant as the p value is 0.04. Conclusion: It can be concluded from above study that street vendor food was more consumed by the low socioeconomic individuals and students as compare to restaurant food. In addition the students had been more conscious towards hygiene and quality of food. The study premises that there is an urgent need to supervise quality and safety of street foods for healthy population and a strong nation.
Keywords: Hygiene, Street foods, Rrestaurant food
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,
Pages: 1122 - 1127