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8th February 2012

Workshops to explain new E.coli prevention rules for care homes

Workshops to explain new E.coli prevention rules


An environmental health expert ran the first of two workshops yesterday in North Wales to explain new Food Standards Agency (FSA) procedures introduced in 2011 to prevent serious food poisoning outbreaks caused by bacteria including E.coli 0157. Over 70 people attended this event with another planned for the 14th of February.


Phill Alcock, a former senior Environmental Health officer with more than 35 years’ experience in local government, the NHS and the private sector, will set out how the new rules completely change how cross-contamination should be managed in kitchens.


He said: “The procedures are complex and they fundamentally change how kitchens should be arranged and managed.


“This workshop has been specially designed to guide you through the new procedural requirements.


“The new FSA regulations apply to all catering businesses, including care homes, and failure to comply can result in kitchens being temporarily closed down – which would impact on both care home managers and residents.”


The procedures are designed to prevent cross-contamination during food preparation which can lead to potentially deadly food poisoning outbreaks caused by bacteria including E.coli 0157, campylobacter and salmonella.

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