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CSIR-CFTRI to organise half-day workshop for street vendors in Mysuru today
Thursday, 17 March, 2016, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Bengaluru
CSIR-CFTRI, as part of its outreach programme in association with the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and Street Vendors Association of the city, has formulated a unique programme for the benefit of both street vendors and consumers in the city. The event which is a half-day workshop on ‘Ensuring Safe Street Food in India’s Cleanest City ‘will be held on March 17, 2016, at the CSIR-CFTRI campus.

Initially, a study was undertaken by the AcSIR doctoral students of CSIR-CFTRI to assess the hygiene and overall status amongst street food vendors in Mysuru city. Inputs from around 200 street food vendors along with consumers were gathered by a questionnaire.

The findings along with best practices for hygiene and food safety are to be presented at the workshop. Street food has been an integral part of urban lifestyle. Despite ensuring tasty, affordable and diverse food to the consumers, street food vendors are often unaware of the best hygienic practices. The challenges for the policy-makers are to ensure that the street food vendors maintain quality and hygiene of the food which is delivered to consumers.

Around 100 participants, will be provided with a basic kit consisting of apron, gloves, caps, sanitisers along with relevant information booklet. The workshop aims at shedding light on issues such as the common problems faced by street vendors, maintenance of hygiene in and around the vending spots, empowering street vendors with basic knowledge about food safety and so on.

The programme will be inaugurated by Dr C G Betsurmath, commissioner, MCC, and presided over by Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, director, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru.

Explaining about the workshop, Prof. Rajasekharan said that the institute would like to impart scientific knowledge and expertise for ensuring clean, safe, nutritious and affordable street food in Mysuru city.

“We are creating awareness and disseminating basic and essential knowledge to street vendors, making them responsible food-handlers, especially in the context of the city having been declared as the cleanest city in India for the two consecutive terms,” added Prof. Rajasekharan.
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