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dc.contributor.author Shaanika, Eliaser
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-19T09:05:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-19T09:05:14Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2742
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Health en_US
dc.description.abstract Globally, the projected number of foods found to be contaminated from street vendors particularly in developing countries is on the increase. It is however unclear; the contribution unhygienic practices make to food contamination. This study sought to determine the practices of food vendors regarding food hygiene, safety and assessed the level of knowledge of street food vendors with regard to food hygiene and safety, as well as to determine the attitudes of street food vendors towards food hygiene and their food safety practices in Tobias Hainyeko constituency in the Khomas region of Namibia. A cross sectional, descriptive and quantitative study was used. The study recruited 96 food vendors using a stratified sampling method. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data about knowledge, attitude and practices of street foods vendors towards food hygiene and safetyof food vendors. Data was collected on 96 respondents and were analyzed and presented using visual aids which include pie charts. The study used several techniques in analyzing the findings relative to the research objectives. In addition, the study used means and standard deviations derived from the various responses to interpret the results. This was facilitated by the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS.). Basically, primary data generated by the study was edited and tested for consistency and reliability. The result indicate that there was statistically significant connection between the adherence to good hygiene practice and food vendors undergone a training on food preparation and vending of food hygiene and safety amongst street food vendors with a p-value of 0.001.Results also show that 47% of the vendors do not have knowledge about food preparation and vending and 58% have never participated in a training on food handling and preparation. Most of the street food vendors which is 58% started food vending without going through any trainings. Results also indicate that there is a habit of poor hand washing practice among vendors, with 47% of the vendors who do not believe in washing hands which could lead to food contamination. The study recommends that intervention should target organizing periodic training on food safety, food preparation and hygiene practices for the street food vendors. Additionally, the study also recommends that the municipal assembly must increase awareness about the benefits of observing proper food hygiene practices by food vendors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Food safety en_US
dc.subject Food hygiene en_US
dc.subject Street food vendors en_US
dc.title Assessing the knowledge, attitutes and practices of street food vendors with regard to food hygiene and safety in Tobias Hainyeko constituency Windhoek, Khomas region, Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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