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Consumer Protection Group to Inspect Rangoon’s Street Food

8 October 2013

Burma’s Consumer Protection Association will conduct inspections of Rangoon’s street food stalls to “observe and educate” vendors on hygienic practices, Mizzima reports. Beginning later this month, a team of 15 association representatives, including doctors and culinary professionals, will carry out the observations in Burma’s commercial capital. “Most of the street food stores are barely hygienic and are more likely to be unhealthy,” said Ba Ote Khine, chairman of the association. Feral dogs, a lack of clean water and the litter-strewn streets of downtown Rangoon were cited as causes for concern. The association will undertake the observations in collaboration with the Yangon City Development Council (YCDC).