Productive families, a social enterprise based in Riyadh, is working to empower local artisans and producers of handicrafts. It provides them with a platform that enables them to sell their products and generate incomes. Moreover, it works on a mission to promote, protect, and elevate traditional cultural values.
According to Almalki and Ganong (2018), a typical Saudi household is headed by males, with three males per house (two as the head and one as sons). This indicates that males play an important role in the family. Despite this, females are also prominent members of the family, as they take on many roles and responsibilities. They are the breadwinners, caregivers, and housekeepers. They also take on a larger role in society, as they are more active in education, public activism, and business enterprises.
Food businesses such as food trucks (FTs) owned by family producers have become popular among consumers in Saudi Arabia. However, there is a lack of literature on the knowledge and attitudes of consumers of FTs about food safety and foodborne diseases.
In order to address this gap, the authors conducted a study that compares the risk situations of different FSE types in terms of safety and authenticity. To do so, they selected culinary professionals who were employed in hotels, ordinary restaurants, and heritage restaurants and asked them to complete an online questionnaire using Qualtrics. The selection criteria included culinary professional’s local nationality, years of experience in cooking heritage dishes, and their involvement in production. اسر منتجة الرياض