Hurray! There is not going to be a ban on street food in Bangkok
There is not going to be a ban on the sell on streetfood in Bangkok. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) assures in a press release that Bangkok remains a top destination for street food.
Earlier communication was misunderstood. There are going to be extra measures to help the street food stalls be more hygienic and safe. Bangkok also wants to improve the situation of all road users and pedestrians.
To ensure the safety and convenience of all road users and pedestrians, BMA is enforcing measures regarding sidewalk and road obstructions and is working with the Metropolitan Police Bureau and its Traffic Division, to see that vital walkways are clear of the food carts, chairs and umbrellas used by many street food vendors in the city.
This means that in Bangkok’s busiest areas, vendors have been required to move to designated zones and nearby markets to operate.
Popular tourist streets; such as, Chinatown’s Yaowarat and Khao San Roads, will not be affected. But these areas will receive special attention to ensure international hygienic standards are met by the vendors.
To this end and pending government approval, the BMA intends to implement the following measures:
- To introduce universal hygienic standard practices for food preparation and service, and strictly enforce these measures.
- To ensure personnel attend BMA training programmes on food safety and pass tests before they are licenced.
- BMA will enforce measures regarding waste management and the cleaning of bowls and utensils used by customers.