Citizen Ayo Majekodunmi has called for the creation of a regulatory body for food vendors to protect human health and lives.
Majekodunmi in his petition said that standards and hygiene regulations must be established through a scheme and monitored by an agency to help with food borne diseases and illness from contamination, through poor health hygiene practices, especially commercial consumption of food and drinks
Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market or fair. It is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and meant for immediate consumption. Some street foods are regional, but many have spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are classed as both finger food and fast food, and are cheaper on average than restaurant meals.
It is therefore necessary to know the process of preparation of these meals go through, the cooks , the recipe , the utensils used and most importantly the environment where it is being prepared.
Hygiene is one important factor that determine human health.
The petitioner argued that the spread of Lassa fever, Listeriosis, salmonella and e coli are mostly food borne diseases spread through poor hygiene, including through the use of dirty utensils and poor hygiene handling of food.
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and the National Assembly were petitioned.
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