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Food Safety in the Home $20.00
Home Care Safety

Food Safety in the Home

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC, 2011) estimates foodborne illnesses from known pathogenic agents cause over 9 million illnesses and almost 1,400 deaths annually. While the average healthy adult may withstand the consequences of foodborne illness, those who are vulnerable cannot. High-risk groups are more likely to have a lengthier illness, require hospitalization, or die if they contract a foodborne illness (Food and Drug Administration [FDA], 2013b). Older adults comprise one vulnerable group most at risk. As a home care worker, you are responsible for ensuring that you follow the principles of safe food handling anytime you prepare food for clients. You should also be sure to educate clients and their caregivers about these principles as well. This course covers how you can reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses. In this course, you will learn the cause of foodborne illness and methods you can take to prevent illness. *Additionally, this course is offered in Spanish
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Food Safety in the Home
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