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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 45
Number 3, July, 2006
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478

Vladimir Mitrovic
Faculty of Medicine  
81 Dr Zoran Djindjic Street
18000 Nis, Serbia

E-mail: mit-ra@eunet.yu


Copyright 2006 by Faculty  of Medicine, University of Nis


Vladimir Mitrovic 1, Maja Nikolic 1, Konstansa Lazarevic 2 and Suzana Milutinovic 2

Faculty of Medicine of Nis1
Public Health Institute of Nis2

The aim of the paper was to evaluate sanitary condition of food preparation and distribution in the "Public kitchen" in Nis, as well as the meals’ quality in order to assess the health risks. The local inspection of the objects and microbiological analysis of swaps were done according to standard methods. Energetical values and biochemical structure of the meals were assessed by bromatological methods and energetical density was calculated. The study was being conducted from 2002 – 2005. The results show that sanitary conditions in the object were not adequate, because of a high percentage of incorrect samples (13.4% from the total number of samples). Energetical values of meals were usually adequate (1157 – 1564 kcal, 4837 – 6581 kJ), but constantly decreased. The chemical structure of the meals was adequate too, meaning that meals were very well- planed. The energetic density of meals was high (1,18 – 1,42 kcal/g). Our conclusion is that there are no alternatives to continuous health care education of the medical stuff and regular sanitary hygienic control, all with the aim to accomplish complete social function of the public kitchen and to protect the health of its consumers. Acta Medica Medianae 2006;45(3): 20-23.

Key words: diet, control, public kitchen