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.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Bacteria and Safe Food Handling
What Are Bacteria?
4 Main Bacteria
Food Handling Guidelines
Personal Hygiene Guidelines
Cleaning and Sanitization
Section 3: Conclusion
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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