Evaluation of Current Food Safety Practices at Various Food Establishments in Lahore
Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Department of Physiology, UVAS, Punjab, Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Muhammad Shehbaz
Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Department of Physiology
UVAS, Punjab, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 06, 2016; Accepted Date: January 24, 2016; Published Date: February 02, 2016
Citation: Shehbaz M (2016) Evaluation of Current Food Safety Practices at Various Food Establishments in Lahore. J Food Process Technol 7:559. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000559
Copyright: © 2016 Shehbaz M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Food Safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation and storage of foods in ways that prevent food borne illnesses. In present era there is much advancement in the process of product control and practices which are aimed to produce wholesome and safe food. Governments have imposed very strict quality and food safety assessment parameters for food establishments. All food establishments have not adopted practices to ensure food safety. In the present study the survey of 500 food establishments of Lahore were conducted to evaluate current food safety practices adopted by various food establishments. The evaluation was done by using structured questionnaire/checklist. The questionnaire/checklist detailed of food establishment, management and personnel, personal hygiene, establishment design and physical facilities, maintenance and sanitation of establishments, control of operations and consumer awareness with product information.