2000).The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines street foods as ready-to-eat foods and beveragesprepared and sold in streets and other similar public places. Better nutritionmeans stronger immune systems, less illness and better health. THE problem AND ITS background, nutrition also called nourishment or aliment is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary, in the form of food to support life (www. Third, consumers enjoywider choices and lower prices under a more liberalized trade regime but are usually not so knowledgeable on theproduction, storage and handling processes of the available commodities.
First, a respectable proportion of the food establishments are of the small and medium scale, where strict implementation of food safety regulations is wanting. Nowadays, food handlers are definitely observable in their food handling mismanagement, because of this, laws wereimplemented so that entrepreneurs/ vendors would ensure that the publics concerns on food security and safetyare acknowledged and responded day, the policy framework and implementing guidelines for food safety and. Nutrition AND sanitation: THE philippine national standard FOR foodproducts AND ITS implication TO THE practicesof street vendors IN handling food products. One of themajor agencies is the Department of Health, which is the administrative department of the. Fourth, the changing lifestyle of manyFilipinos has forced them to rely on cooked foods which are questionable in terms of their cleanliness. Even though there are food regulatory laws, proper management of nutritionand sanitation remains to be an issue in many countries including Philippines.
The causes of food borne illness aremultifaceted. The Philippineshas no accurate record to quantify annual sales on street food since it is considered an informal sector. With all these factors in mind, the researchers decided to conduct the study to assess the perceived qualityand safety of street foods on Barangay Greater Fairview because of the numerous schools, colleges, hospitals andother establishments like malls and supermarkets (wherein these areas attract a large. Street foods have become popular not only as sourceof convenient and affordable food, but as main source of livelihood. Sanitation has been gaining increased attention recently due to the rising number of food-borneillnesses and malnutrition worldwide. It is a prime entry point to ending poverty and amilestone to achieving better quality of life. Nutrition is an input to and foundation for health and development. Most of the earningsgenerated in street vending are generally local and thereby promoting economic sufficiency. Without proper nutrition malnutrition can occur, due to inadequate intakeof protein, energy, and micronutrients such as vitamins (WHO, 2001).To promote adequate nutrition, food safety in the Philippines has received increasing attention due to anumber of factors. Wikipedia.org) Many common health problems can be preventedor alleviated with a healthy diet.