Hiemstra (2006) Entrepreneurship in the Street Food Sector of Vietnam—Assessment of Psychological Success and Failure Factors

Abstract: We tested the hypothesis that process characteristics of action strategies were related to entrepreneurial success in microbusinesses in the urban informal sector of
Vietnam. The process characteristics were divided into four strategies: critical point
planning, complete planning, opportunistic, and reactive. Success was defined as a
combination of economic and subjective measures. Continue reading


Wardrop (2006) Private Cooking, Public Eating: Women street vendors in South Durban

Abstract: The diverse cultural spaces of eThekwini (Durban), South Africa, reflect the accommodations and daily cultural negotiations made by the residents of a city whose demographies represent the complex inheritances of interactions between a long history of colonial segregation, nearly 50 years of formal apartheid policies, rapid modernisation, and global networks of migration, production and exchange. This article explores Continue reading

Omemu (2008) Food safety knowledge and practices of street food vendors in the city of Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abstract: A survey was carried out to determine food safety knowledge of street food vendors in Abeokuta. Data on demographics, food safety knowledge and practices was collected from 87 food vendors using a 67-questions standardized survey tool. Few vendors (12%) acquired the knowledge of food preparation by formal training. Only 31% of the respondents had the annual medical health certificate to indicate that they have carried out the recommended physical and medical examination. Continue reading

Setsabi (2008), The Politics of Street Trading in Maseru, Lesotho

DOI: 10.1007/s12132-008-9033-x

Abstract: Research on the urban informal sector in Lesotho is scarce and largely descriptive, focussing on the demographic characteristics of street traders and their enterprises. Extant research has, therefore, assumed that the politics of street trading and regulation by the state, especially the eviction of street traders from the streets, do not matter.   Continue reading

Haryani et al. (2006), Incidence of Klebsiella pneumonia in street foods sold in Malaysia and their characterization by antibiotic resistance, plasmid profiling, and RAPD-PCR analysis

Abstract: A total of 78 samples of street foods from different states in Malaysia were examined for the presence of Klebsiella pneumonia. K. pneumonia contamination was recorded in 32% of the samples examined. The frequency of the K. pneumonia isolates containing plasmids was shown to be 48%. Susceptibility testing showed that all isolates were Continue reading

Ekanem (1998) The street food trade in africa: safety and socio-environmental issues

Abstract: The aim of this article is to draw attention to the public health hazards and socioecological problems posed by the street food industry in Africa. To mitigate these problems and enhance sustainable development of the street food trade, the paper emphasizes the need for Continue reading

Das et al., (2010) Microbiological Quality of Street-Vended Indian Chaats Sold in Bangalore

Abstract: Microbial contamination of ready-to-eat foods and beverages sold by street vendors and hawkers has become a global health problem. Street vended chaats like panipuri and bhelpuri sold in almost all the cities throughout India are consumed by huge population of people. The present study was undertaken to investigate the microbiological quality of street foods like panipuri and bhelpuri sold in many parts of Bangalore, India. Eight different samples of these chaats were aseptically collected from four locations of Bangalore City. Continue reading

Chukuezi (2010) Food Safety and Hyienic Practices of Street Food Vendors in Owerri, Nigeria

Abstract: The paper examines the food safety and hygienic practices of street food
vendors in Owerri, Nigeria. It argues that although street foods play an important role
in meeting the food demands of urban dwellers, there are several health hazards
associated with them. Continue reading