Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114--116

Bacteriological analysis of street foods in Pune


Sushil K Chumber1, K Kaushik2, S Savy3 
1 Reader, Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
2 Post Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
3 Research Trainee, Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
K Kaushik
Post Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
India

This study aimed to analyze the bacteriological profile of street foods sold in various parts of Pune city. A total of 75 randomly collected food samples were included in the study. Samples were processed for the presence of bacterial pathogens only. 88% of the food samples analyzed confirmed the presence of bacterial pathogens, indicating the need for stricter implementation of food sanitation practices to reduce the possible risk of transmission of infection on consumption of these foods. Other aspects related to the trade of street foods in the city like the age and sex profile of food vendors, educational status and the hygienic aspects involved in the preparation, selling and consumption of these items were also reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Chumber SK, Kaushik K, Savy S. Bacteriological analysis of street foods in Pune.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:114-116


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Chumber SK, Kaushik K, Savy S. Bacteriological analysis of street foods in Pune. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Dec 5 ];51:114-116
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