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The aim of this study is to evaluate the hygienic quality of the dishes cooked and sold by the women traders in the town of Korhogo. The study was carried out with 45 restaurants in the town of Korhogo. It consisted on the one hand, a survey based on the Ishikawa diagram in order to assess the hygienic conditions, and on the other hand of microbiological analyses of the ready-to-serve meals. A total of 90 samples were taken, including 2 dishes per restaurant, respectively consisting of one hot and one cold dish. Generally, results showed that hygienic conditions were unsatisfactory based on the utilized guidelines. From a microbiological point of view, the meal samples were 75.2% satisfactory, 7.6% acceptable and 17.2% unsatisfactory. In view of these results, it appears essential to improve hygiene conditions by greater involvement of the official services involved in training these traders and monitoring compliance with good hygiene practices and the establishment of a program of cleaning and disinfection of premises and equipment.
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