Cameroon bread industry is a cause for concern_ please read.


Is it time for families to get into the habit of making their own bread?

should bakery businesses take a turn for qualified and better-skilled trained bakers for the safety of the population the best option?

Worrisome tales of bread making in Cameroon like the one below leaves everyone with a bad taste in their mouth – we all know bread is the number one staple breakfast meal in Cameroon – from blockade to boulangerie to Kumba bread – but the foams/old mattress that we see looking filthy old and clustered with dough that these bread hawkers use to wipe the bread we buy – the sanitation of the storage during sales and overnight – plus the big question about the bakery and what goes into the recipe! we can only beg for mercy – stories like Andre’s

We can only beg for mercy – stories like Andre’s below will leave you running to the kitchen to bake your own bread – seriously!! Maybe CWT – Cooking with Therese needs to do an episode of bread baking for the Cameroon population – see what an experienced bread seller says;

André Noël Tsafack, a bread vendor in Yaounde, told Cameroon Tribune on April 15, 2016, that he has seen the good, bad and ugly site of bread production in Cameroon. Clandestine bakeries have cropped up, with respect for standards almost inexistent. “They operate till about 4 a.m after which you only see the products in shops,” said André Noël Tsafack. Cameroon Tribune was shown all the local bakeries from the Etoudi to Biyem-Assi neighbourhoods; most of which do not respect the weight and quality as required by the standards set by government. “Clandestine bakers, kill the market for established bakers and vendors as they supply almost all the shops in the neighbourhoods, making it impossible for people to buy straight from bakeries,” André Noël Tsafack said.



  1. AB 20th April 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Word! Reminds of the corner backery at my former neighbourhood in buea where the sanitary condition is 100% disgusting. Put up a video on my fb page of this soke time back. The sad thing is, they do have so called visits from sanitary officials. It’s so sad that the products end up on our breakfast tables ready for consumption. Smh!

    1. DorothyDiamond 22nd April 2016 at 9:58 pm

      we go well so – seriously

  2. Afrique Diva 20th April 2016 at 9:48 pm

    The issue of Clandestine bread making in Cameroon is a serious call for concern, as it endangers the life of the Population. The respect for Standards are non-existent and people tend to buy what is within their reach and many are no longer bothered about quality. The government needs to do something really fast because the lives of families are at stake here. The bottom line is we need a change, if need be to change on the laws governing these small size industries and entrepeneurs. Take for instance diseases like Cholera, Thyphoid, etc. They can easily be contacted by families who consume these locally made bread by “Clandestine Bakers”, may God continue to protect us. It is a shame that we continue to consume products of Clandestine factories in the Twenty first Century when other African Countries are making efforts to maintain first World Standards.

    1. DorothyDiamond 22nd April 2016 at 9:57 pm

      You gave me something to think about – thank you very insightful comment my dear – we will raise more awareness as possible


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