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Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home
Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home

Every year in the UK there are over 90,000 confirmed incidents of bacterial food poisoning; therefore, it is imperative that food safety and hygiene procedures are strictly adhered to. This is particularly important in the social care environment as older residents tend to have weaker immune systems and are subsequently more prone to food related infections.

Following the HACCP model provided by the Food Standards Agency, this course intends to build a good foundation for your understanding of the topic, and is an essential item for training.

Looking for the Home Care (Domiciliary) course? Click here

Every year in the UK there are over 90,000 confirmed incidents of bacterial food poisoning; therefore, it is imperative that food safety and hygiene procedures are strictly adhered to. This is particularly important in the social care environment as older residents tend to have weaker immune systems and are subsequently more prone to food related infections.

Following the HACCP model provided by the Food Standards Agency, this course intends to build a good foundation for your understanding of the topic, and is an essential item for training.

Looking for the Home Care (Domiciliary) course? Click here

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“A good way to learn about food safety. Its nice to have the visuals about food handling and safety.”
 
Kathleen Baxter – Alysia Caring

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home.

14 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Protective Clothing
  • Staff Health
  • Food Handling and Preparation
  • Cooking
  • Food Storage and Temperature Control
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Refuse
  • Pets and Pest Control
  • Food Safety Management System
  • Kitchen Access
  • Conclusion – Essential Points
On average this online course should take around 33 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 8

NOS: SCDHSC0213, SCDHSC0214

RQF: Support individuals to eat and drink (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 4 & 7

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

Tracy Pitkin – MRSPH & HACCP qualified, Food Hygiene Matters

Tracy Pitkin

Tracy Pitkin is a highly qualified and experienced course consultant at CareTutor, specializing in the “Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home” course. Tracy is associated with Food Hygiene Matters since 1997, where she contributes her expertise as a trainer and auditor with extensive knowledge of the food industry. With a strong background in working for major food retailers, Tracy brings invaluable insights into food control practices.

Tracy’s comprehensive experience in the field has proven to be an asset to Food Hygiene Matters. She has worked closely with Southend Borough Council, providing coaching and guidance on Safer Food Better Business to various local food establishments. Her involvement in such projects demonstrates her commitment to promoting food safety and enhancing practices in the industry.

In January 2007, Tracy played a pivotal role in advancing Food Hygiene Matters to become a Limited Company. Her dedication and expertise have contributed to the company’s growth and success over the years. Additionally, Tracy holds full qualifications as an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) expert, ensuring her proficiency in implementing effective food safety management systems.

As a consultant at CareTutor, Tracy Pitkin brings a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise in food safety and hygiene to the “Food Safety and Hygiene in the Care Home” course. Learners can benefit from Tracy’s extensive industry experience, receiving valuable insights and guidance on implementing best practices to ensure the highest standards of food safety and hygiene in care home settings.

Tracy’s commitment to excellence and her qualifications as an MRSPH (Member of the Royal Society for Public Health) and HACCP expert further validate her expertise in the field. Learners can trust in Tracy’s guidance and training to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to maintain a safe and hygienic environment in care home facilities.

Peter Phillips, MCIEH & CMIOSH, LRB Consulting

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