The whole process is a plan to make sure that any problems can be dealt with before they cause any problems or illness. P6 Explain safe practices necessary in preparing, cooking and serving food in a health or social care setting. Hygiene control When you work with food, it is the key that hygiene is well controlled because food must be kept safe. This is done by: * Protecting food from contamination by damaging bacteria * Stop bacteria from growing too dangerous of level * Eliminate unhealthy bacteria in or on food by detailed cooking * Get rid of damaging food safely Basic rules of hygiene control * Always
Bacteria can get into food in various ways such as having dirty hands, dirty work surfaces, dirty drying up towels, uncooked meat and poultry, dirty sinks and draining pipes, fingers or spoons being licked , flies and so many others to get in contact with bacteria. Bacteria love to thrive in warm and moist places especially in foods that contain proteins, meat, dairy products. FOOD POISONING BACTERIA Salmonella – This bacteria lives in the bowel. They get into foods by human and animal excreta and even polluted water. If the food is thoroughly cooked the bacteria will be killed immediately and will not be able to cause harm to anyone.
If stored incorrectly, food will lose quality and can also allow harmful organisms to grow. To lessen this risk, there must be designated food storage spaces and an accurate thermometer inside the refrigerator and freezer. It is important to check the temperature of both and make sure the refrigerator is set at 40*F or below and the freezer at 0*F or below. If storing leftovers, label them by name and date and cover them to protect the food from contamination. Proper food preparation is the next area.
Health and Social Care Diploma Workbook Learner name…………………. Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to individuals with dementia. Introduction This workbook will support you to develop the required outcomes for the Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma for Unit DEM 302 Learning Outcomes The learner will:- 1. Understand the nutritional needs that are unique to individuals with dementia. 2.
The unit will also provide useful underpinning knowledge for the study of food hygiene and of practical culinary skills. You will be introduced to the concept of nutritional health through exploring nutritional definitions and different ways of describing diet and food intake. The characteristics of macronutrients and micronutrients in terms of their chemical composition and behavior in cooking, digestion and in human metabolism will be explored, and related to the nutritional requirements for different individuals. The effects of non-food substances that may be ingested and that influence health will also be considered. The importance of nutrition for different population groups will be investigated, and related to risks to health as well as to socio-economic factors that influence food intakes.
Infection- This is an invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic, micro-organisms in a bodily part or tissue which could cause harm. Infections can be spread with ease, poor practice is the main reason for spread of infection. Examples of poor practices are not washing your hands regularly, hand washing should be done thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, followed by hand-drying with a paper towel. Another example of poor practice is not covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. You should always get vaccinated and always use safe methods of cooking and preparing food.
To resolve any difficulties we should give choices and let them decide, given more details about the food to help them choose and information needed. Explain to the individual the importance of a healthy diet and why it benefits them, and support them to choose the best option for them and why each dish has it pros and cons. For example – should they be choosing high calorific content or fibrous. Equipment provident should suit each individual’s needs, large handled cups for those who have problem gripping items (arthritis/gout), weighted cutlery, plate
Understanding Food Labels Shari Pigman Sci 241 04/12/2013 Andrew Lachut Understanding Food Labels When it comes to a food label, this is a type of sign that shows what we are eating and what is in our food. A food label contains volumes of servings; of what we eat. Food labels show the nutritional facts, calories, and vitamins of the food we are eating. Each bag, box, or package shows all of the ingredients that is in our food that we are consuming. This is to keep us healthy so we can track our calories and cholesterol intake because when you reach a certain age, you have to watch your Trans-fat intake.
Values and Principles of Professional Childcare Practice In this essay I am going to explain how I am going to ensure I put the principles of professional practice in to my work with young children when I am at my work placement. I will include subjects such as safety, confidentiality, children’s rights and the child’s needs into my work. In the Values and Principles of Professional Childcare Practice it states that I will have to put the safety of the child or children first when working on my placement. I will ensure I do this by preparing food for the children after I have washed my hands. This is very important in the work place because germs are everywhere.
Every piece of legislation describes not only clear guidance of responsibilities but also how should we maintain health and safety to eliminate risks for the people using social care settings. Let alone, Food hygiene regulation 2005, which explains the responsibilities, involves handling food safely in order to avoid contamination and food poisoning. Environmental protection act 1990 which describes the responsibilities involves handling clinical wastes in order to prevent harm to the environment. Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible. So, it is very important for us to follow health and