Research Article

Working with Individuals Who Provide Nursing Care to Educate Older Adults about Foodborne Illness Prevention: The Food Safety Because You Care! Intervention

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Booklet sections.

SectionTopics covered

(1) Learn about Foodborne IllnessReasons older adults are susceptible to foodborne infections, symptoms associated with foodborne illness, and caring for someone with foodborne illness

(2) Foods Seniors OutgrowFoods older adults should avoid eating to prevent foodborne illness

(3) Food Storage 101Recommended storage times for foods and how to safely store leftovers

(4) The Right Tools for a Spotless KitchenTools needed to maintain a sanitary kitchen and tips such as using an appliance thermometer to ensure the refrigerator’s temperature is 40°F or below

(5) Keeping Food Clean and Safe to EatSafe hand washing, sanitation, and food hygiene practices (e.g., washing produce or methods for preventing cross contamination)

(6) How to Get Rid of Those Hidden GermsKitchen sanitation

(7) Safe Cooking and Cooling TemperaturesRecommended lethality temperatures for cooking raw meats and how to safely thaw food

(8) What to Do If a Food Product Is RecalledResponding to food recalls and identifying signs of product tampering