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Eat healthy; Cook your own meals

  • Delima Meylynda

  /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  02:22 am
Hygiene matters: Health-conscious diners often question the hygiene aspect of foods sold by food hawkers. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Hygiene matters: Health-conscious diners often question the hygiene aspect of foods sold by food hawkers. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)At work, people tend to buy their lunch for practical reasons. They don’t have to go to all the trouble of preparing a meal in the early hours like they would have to if they took a lunchbox from home. The practicality can outweigh the downside. For example, buying a meal means spending more money. Besides, you can never be sure about the hygiene aspect. As we all know, lower-class eateries have low hygiene standards and their compliance to relevant regulations is low, if not nonexistent. The United Nations notes that over the past few decades, the majority of the world population has dramatically changed their eating habits in line with globalization, urbanization and increased incomes. They have too little time to prepare meals at home. Especially in cities, ...