Street food is a popular part of daily life, with a vast variety of vendors and food trucks around the world. It is easily available and well-known foods contribute to the local economy. Despite these strengths, many cultures don't highly regard street food. In particular, it's often perceived as unhygienic compared to restaurant food. These concerns around standards are indeed upheld by research in some countries. Researchers Dr. Bendegul Okumus and UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and Dr. Sevil Sonmez at UCF College of Business analyze the inspection challenges street food faces and review the gaps between food safety regulations and practices.
Bendegul Okumus & Sevil Sonmez (2019): An analysis on current food regulations for and inspection challenges of street food: Case of Florida, Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, 17(3), p. 209-223. https://doi.org/10.1080/15428052.2018.1428707.
Okumus, Bendegul and Sonmez, Sevil
"Florida's Food Truck Industry: Tackling the Food Safety Challenges and Health Risks,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 1:
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