Cleanliness is the beginning of every great meal we produce from the kitchen. A clean environment promotes a more productive staff that takes pride in their work.
Adults 65 and older are at a higher risk for health issues from foodborne illness. Data shows, food safety is particularly important for adults 65 and older.
This increased risk of foodborne illness is because organs and body systems go through changes as we age. These changes include:
The gastrointestinal tract holds on to food for a longer period of time, allowing bacteria to grow.
The liver and kidneys may not properly rid our bodies of foreign bacteria and toxins.
The stomach may not produce enough acid. The acidity helps to reduce the number of bacteria in our intestinal tract. Without proper amounts of acid, there is an increased risk of bacterial growth.
Underlying chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, may also increase a person’s risk of foodborne illness.
At Pinnacle Dietary, we adhere to HAACP standards.