VENDORS AND CONSUMERS STATUS AND MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SOME COMMON FAST FOOD ITEMS OF DIFFERENT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS IN BARISAL CITY
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal
Author: Md. Atikuzzamman, Md. Amirul Islam, Md. Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Shahidul Islam
Online ISSN : 2616-1923
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The study was conducted to determine the present status of producer and consumer of fast food restaurant as well as hygienic condition of different types of Fast food items in Barisal city. Total 150 food samples of 10 items were collected from 24 restaurants and 60 consumers were selected for data collection. Different types of socio economic data collected to assume the present status and perception towards fast food and fast food vendors. The microbiological analysis of fast foods sample was performed by the Plant Pathology Laboratory, BARI regional office, Barisal.18.33% customer was consumed Fast food as singara and 15% Burger. About 30% consumers had knowledge about nutrition and 33.78% in hygiene and only 13.33% had ideas in food borne pathogen. Among them 30% consumed Fast food for Easy access. 26.67% E. coli were found in Burger than 20% in vegetable roll, Among Salmonella spp. 26.67% found in Sandwich but in Fried chicken, Samosa and Singara items were not contaminated by E. coli and Salmonella spp. It is necessary to investigate the physical and chemical contamination of the Fast food sa mples and there is need to develop awareness to consumption knowledge both of the producer and consumer on health, hygiene and safety aspects of preparation, handling and consumption of Fast foods at Barisal city in Bangladesh.