Safe Food Handling for Canada

Safe Food Handling for Canada 

Foodborne illness is usually the result of improper food handling during the process of cleaning, storage, cooking, or reheating of food. In fact, every year, 1 out of every 8 Canadians is affected with a communicable disease resulting from poor food handling (Government of Canada, 2016). Preventing the spread of bacteria in the handling of food is especially important in a long-term care facility. You must know why safe food handling is important and how to properly handle food to prevent the spread of bacteria and foodborne illness.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-CA-SFHC
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Define bacteria.
Identify how bacteria cause foodborne illnesses.
List the 4 main types of bacteria responsible for causing foodborne illness in a senior living centre.
Identify ways to properly clean, store, cook, and reheat food.
Recall proper hygiene guidelines and why they are important to follow when handling food.
Identify ways to properly clean and sanitize dishware.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Bacteria and Safe Food Handling

Foodborne Illness

What Are Bacteria?

4 Main Bacteria


Food Handling Guidelines

Food Temperatures


Leftover Food

Personal Hygiene Guidelines

Cleaning and Sanitization



Section 3: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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