TELAMANU BAFWANGA Edouard1*, UMBA DI-MBALU Joachim1, NGULU-NSASI Arthur2, BOKI FUKIAKANDA Boble3, PHUKUTA AKENDA KHONDE Mireille3.

Appreciation by the ‘’5M’’ rule the application of sanitary measures on animal products store in cold rooms at Gambela market, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

A study was conducted from 1 January to 30 June 2015 in 100 cold rooms at the Gambela market in Kinshasa, DR Congo. The objective was first to evaluate by the "5M" rule (Labor, Environment, Equipments, Raw Materials and Methods) the safety measures as applied to the foodstuffs of animal origin preserved in these cold rooms and to check the existence and functionality of some instruments (wall thermometer, hygrometer, anemometer, emergency generator). The establishments surveyed are those who agreed to answer questions and allowed visits to their facilities and finally practicing wholesale and retail sales. The Excel software was used for data entry and the SPSS 21 program for processing. The results reveal a lack of training, appropriate equipment and medical control for the "Workforce". Many installations are in unhealthy "environments". "Raw materials" are sold in defrost state in sometimes wet and torn packages. We found the absence of some basic "Equipment" (listed above) essential for proper functioning of a cold room. The "methods" of work were inadequate. Téléchargé l'article