Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
versão On-line ISSN 1678-457X
SOTO, Francisco Rafael Martins et al. Experimental application of a sanitary inspection model in the retail food market. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp. 371-374. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612009000200021.
The aim of this research was to apply a diagnostic procedure and a model of sanitary inspection in food establishments in the city of Ibiúna, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Results were analyzed in order to achieve sanitary surveillance goals. The work was developed during six months in 19 retail food establishments such as bakeries, restaurants, and butcheries. Firstly, the establishment situation was diagnosed; irregularities were verified according to hygienic-sanitary conditions. An average 64 points was obtained. The next step included new and frequent sanitary surveillance team visits to those establishments in order to verify their sanitary quality adequacies. Inspection guides were used and detailed reports were prepared for the establishment owners. Those who handled food were trained in basic food hygiene. Results indicate that after 3 inspection visits to each establishment, 100% of them presented satisfactory results with 90 point average. This sanitary inspection model is considered useful to promote food safety.
Palavras-chave : sanitary inspection; food; retail market.