Vendors' success from hygiene lessons

#1 Apr 17th, 2005, 14:25
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Vendors sustain Calcutta's population of 10 million

Street food vendors in the Indian city of Calcutta say they are experiencing a big upturn in trade after receiving lessons in basic hygiene.


It is estimated there may be more than 100,000 open-air food vendors in Calcutta, selling a variety of products, from tea and sweets to full meals and savoury snacks.

However, those who eat at roadside stalls often later complained of diseases and illness.

As a result, the Indian government has taken the initiative to train the food vendors, with a pilot project run by the All India Institute Of Health And Hygiene together with UN's health and food organisations.

"Calcutta's street food doesn't have a large chemical contamination, doesn't have any large physical contamination," Indira Chakrabarti, a scientist at the institute, told the BBC World Service's Outlook programme....... (full story at BBC World)
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Originally Posted by beach Vendors sustain Calcutta's population of 10 million

Street food vendors in the Indian city of Calcutta say they are experiencing a big upturn in trade after receiving lessons in basic hygiene.


It is estimated there may be more than 100,000 open-air food vendors in Calcutta, selling a variety of products, from tea and sweets to full meals and savoury snacks.

However, those who eat at roadside stalls often later complained of diseases and illness.

As a result, the Indian government has taken the initiative to train the food vendors, with a pilot project run by the All India Institute Of Health And Hygiene together with UN's health and food organisations.

"Calcutta's street food doesn't have a large chemical contamination, doesn't have any large physical contamination," Indira Chakrabarti, a scientist at the institute, told the BBC World Service's Outlook programme....... (full story at BBC World)
Thats good.

Its struck me as amazing just how little work would be necessary to make them so much safer. Indians are hardly work shy people. Covering their produce from flys would be the one thing that would tempt me to buying. Cant be eating food that has had a swarm of flys attack it first.
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Still a lot of room for improvement, unfortunently. I can't wait to try the vendors though!
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does anyone know if they plan on running a similar program in delhi?

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