Safe Food Preparation in Aged Care Settings

Safe Food Preparation in Aged Care Settings

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Safe Food Preparation in Aged Care Settings

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Understand Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness: Learn the importance of maintaining personal hygiene to prevent contamination in aged care settings.
  • Master Food Storage and Handling: Discover best practices for temperature control, proper labelling, and FIFO principles to ensure food safety.
  • Implement Effective Kitchen Sanitation: Understand the significance of kitchen cleanliness and effective sanitation practices.
  • Manage Allergens Safely: Gain insights into identifying, preventing, and communicating allergen risks to protect residents.
  • Prepare and Cook Meals Safely: Master cooking temperatures, reheating techniques, and methods to avoid undercooked food.
  • Ensure Compliance with Food Safety Standards: Learn how to adhere to food safety laws and regulations to maintain a safe food preparation environment.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This “Food Safety in Aged Care” course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to ensure food safety in aged care settings. Proper food safety practices are crucial in protecting residents, who often have weakened immune systems and specific dietary needs, from foodborne illnesses, allergic reactions, and other health complications.

Throughout this course, you will explore various aspects of food safety, starting with the fundamentals of personal hygiene and cleanliness. You will learn about proper food storage and handling techniques, including temperature control and FIFO principles, to prevent contamination and maintain food quality. The course will also cover effective kitchen sanitation practices, allergen management to prevent cross-contact, and safe meal preparation and cooking methods to ensure thorough cooking and reheating of food.

By the end of this course, you will be well-versed in the best practices and regulatory standards for food safety, enabling you to provide safe, nutritious, and enjoyable meals for aged care residents.

COURSE PREVIEW

COURSE ACTIVITIES

Introduction

  • Welcome to the Course!

Lessons

  • Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness
  • Food Storage and Handling
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Allergen Management
  • Meal Preparation and Cooking

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  • Quiz
  • Summary
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