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1 Valorie Grant Walden University Environmental Health 8165 Dr. R. Thron Summer, 2012 Food safety practices to prevent E coli

2  Agenda  1. Welcome and Introductions  2. Food Handling Presentation  3. Discussion  4. Hand Washing Demonstration Food safety practices to prevent E coli

3  Objectives  Understand the bacteria E coli  Identify who is vulnerable for contracting E coli  Recognize the Signs and symptoms of E coli infection  Understand how E coli is contracted  Understand Proper food handling techniques  Demonstrate proper hand washing technique Food safety practices to prevent E coli

4 What is E Coli ? 1.Abbreviation for Escherichia coli (CDC, 2012) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

5 1. A common bacteria found in the human GI system and most animals (WHO, 2012) 2.It is found in the environment, grass, farms (CDC, 2012) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

6  Vulnerable populations susceptible for E coli infection  Young Children  Newborns  Pregnant women  Elderly  Decrease immune function  (CDC, 2012) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

7  Signs and Symptoms  Usually 2-8 days after exposure to E Coli  Gastric upset ( abdominal cramping)  Nausea  vomiting  diarrhea (CDC, 2010) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

8  Infection with E coli can occur from several avenues.  Contaminated water  Vegetables  Hands of food handlers Food safety practices to prevent E coli

9  Proper food handling techniques  When preparing food always wash hands prior to coming to the food area. Food safety practices to prevent E coli

10  Wear food prep gloves and change frequently.  Cook all ground beef well done for the children and keep the meat at 160 degrees F. Food safety practices to prevent E coli

11  Avoid giving the children unpasteurized products such as fresh apple cider and raw milk. (Food Safety, 2011) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

12  Proper food handling techniques  Do not have contact with food or students if had diarrhea, fever or other signs of illness with in a weeks time.  Keep all food prep utensils clean  Keep alcohol based products near the area for frequent sanitation by handlers and students.  ( CDC, 2012) (Food Safety, 2011) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

13  Proper hand Hygiene technique  Wet hands with running water  Apply soap  Rub hands together to develop a lather in hands  Scrub the back of hands, between fingers, and under nails.  Continue for 20 secs, sing happy birthday song which is 20 secs.  Rinse well no residue  Use a paper towel to dry ( CDC, 2012) Food handling practices to prevent E coli at OGB

14  Proper hand Hygiene technique  Hand sanitizers are good in-between washing or if no soap and water is available.  Are not effective if hands are visibly soiled.  Place product in hand  Rub together on hand and fingers until dry  ( CDC, 2012 ) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

15  Proper hand Hygiene technique  Always wash hands  Before coming to food prep area  After going to the toilet  After changing a diaper  After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing  After emptying or touching the garbage  After touching your pet or any animal  ( CDC, 2012), ( Food Safety, 2011) Food safety practices to prevent E coli

16  Watch video from the CDC on hand washing:  Food safety practices to prevent E coli

17  Participants Demonstration Food safety practices to prevent E coli

18   or%20Handwashing%20coloring%20sheets.pd or%20Handwashing%20coloring%20sheets.pd     Web sites for Hand washing

19 Thank You Valorie Grant, MSN, MEd, RN

20  References:  Berger, C. N., Sodha, S. V., Shaw, R. K., Griffin, P. M., Pink, D., Hand, P., et al. (2010). Fresh fruit and vegetables as a vehicles for the transmission of human pathogens. Environmental Microbiology, 12 (9),  CDC. (2012, June). E coli Infection. Retrieved 2012, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Food Safety. (2011). E.coli. Retrieved 2012, from FoodSafety.gov:  Gould, D. (2011). Escherichia coli recognition and prevention. Primary Health Care, 21 (8),  WHO. (2012). Escherichia coli infections. Retrieved 2012, from World Health Organization: Food safety practices to prevent E coli


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