Why Food Safety Should Be Part of Your Patient Care
Make food safety part of your patient care.
Your patient population is made up of those with a high-risk of contracting a serious foodborne illness if food safety procedures are not followed.
High-risk groups include:
- Elderly people
- Children under 5
- Pregnant women
- Weakened immune system due to illness or radiation therapy
This means you need to be diligent with your food safety to protect the health of your patients.
Here are the most important things to do when it comes to food safety in a healthcare facility.
Have A Plan
In any food establishment, having a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan is important. Note any possible hazards and critical control points and make a plan to preserve your food correctly, then follow it.
Follow Food Safety Basics
Follow the most important food safety practices, such as time and temperature control, personal hygiene, and preventing cross contamination.
We rounded up some of the most important ones in another blog post.
Keep Up to Date on Training
Protect your facility’s patients by keeping your staff up to date on their food safety training.
Implement continuous training into your program to keep food safety knowledge fresh in employee’s minds.
Looking for food safety training for your hospital staff? Check out our Food Protection Manager, Food Handler, and Allergen Awareness courses.
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