Nigeria’s street food industry and its socio-economic dynamics

Nigeria’s street food industry and its socio-economic dynamics

By Chinaza Arinzechukwu

Food safety is a concept that involves handling, preparing and storing foods in a way that protects the food from being contaminated. It’s a shared responsibility of everyone involved in the food chain (farmers, manufacturers, processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers).

Foods can become unsafe when contaminated with illness-causing bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals and when consumed may cause food poisoning. Symptoms range from mild to severe, but commonly include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever.

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