market health -- 002

market health -- 002

Money changing hands

Direct concealed observations conducted by the researchers found less than 24 percent of the vendors had disposable gloves present at vending stands, despite the fact that a majority of surveyed vendors sold raw or temperature-control-for-safety foods, such as meat and seafood, as well as ready-to-eat foods. And the handling of money and unpackaged foods without changing gloves in between tasks was common.

IMAGE: Joshua Scheinberg / Penn State