Safe Food Handling and Preparation - Online Inservice

Healthcare providers working in residential care homes and home care have a responsibility to ensure safe food handling and preparation practices are used. Incorrect food handling and preparation can lead to foodborne illnesses, which can cause an array of symptoms and even death. This course outlines proper food storage, preparation, and the common signs and symptoms of foodborne illnesses.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify safe food storage practices.
  2. Identify safe food preparation practices.
  3. Verbalize safe internal temperatures and the temperature “danger zone”.
  4. Recite at least three common symptoms of foodborne illnesses.
  5. State who are at higher risk of contracting foodborne illnesses.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Food safety vs food hygiene

Chapter 2: Foodborne Illnesses

  • Causes of foodborne illnesses
    • Bacteria/viruses
    • Parasites
    • Mold and Toxins/Contaminants
    • Allergens
  • Symptoms
  • At-risk populations

Chapter 3: Safe Food Storage and Preparation

  • Hand hygiene and cleanliness
  • Temperatures and food
  • Refrigeration, freezing, and leftovers

Chapter 4: References

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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