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The health risks associated in eating street foods made use of multiple recycled cooking oil.


Rochelle C. De Castro,
Jose Mondaragon S. Fajardo,
Alber Ryan G. Falsis,
Jay Lhorde R. Fortin,
Arianne L. Francisco,
Maybelle R. Villanueva

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
October 2007


In the Philippines many love to eat street foods. The reasons why people prioritize to
eat street foods are because of its affordability and availability almost everywhere the
good taste that suits the Filipino taste buds. Nowadays, many Filipinos like to eat street
foods like fish balls, squid balls, kikiam and even calamares. They are prepared by deep
Filipinos love eating those foods without knowing the health risks that they might
encounter. As we walk along the streets, we can see food vendors everywhere. And of
course, the consumers who eat street foods. As we look at them, it seems like there is no
problem and risk associated in eating those foods, but as we study the health of those
people who often eat street food, their health is at risk.

The purpose of the study is to provide awareness to the general public that eating
foods cooked using multiple recycled cooking oil may pose health risks. The resulting
data from this study will provide statistics that will reflect the health risks in eating street
foods to respondents. This will serve as guideline and precautionary information to those
people concerned so that they can opt to turn better and healthier alternatve.

This study makes use of the descriptive research design in analyzing the qualitative
and quantitative aspects of the study. It presents facts and findings of the people for
observation, description and interpretation of data. It also deals with quantitative data in
tables and a statistical tool is used. For those reasons, researchers used descriptive
methods for gathering data and information needed for the study.
The researcher obtained various data from self-formulated questioners disseminated
to the respondents (consumers and vendors) and in the Internet.
The questionnaire has a set of questions for the respondents. The time and value are
also involved in answering the questionnaire, therefore the researcher also used the
interview method in this study. Lastly, it leads to the presentation, analysis and
interpretation of data.


The general objective of this study is to investigate the health risks posed by street
foods that made use of multiple recycled cooking oil to the consumers and to the vendors
that are using multiplied recycled cooking oil.
The Specific objectives of the study are the following:
1.To identify the characteristics of the multiple recycled cooking oil.
2.To know the harmful effects of multiple recycled cooking oil to the consumers.
3.To know the possible diseases that can be acquired by using such oil in foods.


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