E.coli Food Hygiene Workbook
On the 17th November 1996 a church lunch was held at the Cascade Public House in Wishaw, Strathclyde. The lunch included cold meat supplied by a local butcher. The first fatality of the event occurred on the 26th November, the last on June 2nd. In all 20 people died of the infection, which was found to be E.coli 0157:H7.
The butcher was charged with culpable and reckless conduct.
On September 10th 2005 an outbreak of E.coli occurred in 4+ schools in South Wales. 157 people were affected and 31 hospitalised. There was one death, a five year old boy from Deri Primary School.
In September 2007, a Bridgend butcher was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for food safety offences.
E.coli bacteria live in the intestines of all humans and animals. Most strains are harmless but one strain E.coli 0157:H7 can be deadly.
Incidents of E.coli are increasing.
An understanding of E.coli, where it comes from, how it can be controlled and how to deal with any sufferer, is critical knowledge to all those who handle food, either domestically or commercially.
Failure to comply with correct food handling procedures, which lead to an E.coli infection, as can be seen, can result in fines, closure and even imprisonment.
We deliver training to Big Brand Media, ITV for Britain’s Best Dish.
This simple workbook carefully explains all about the E.coli bacteria and how to minimise the risk of infection.
It can be used:-
a) As a basis of an in-house seminar.
b) As a standalone source of underpinning knowledge.
c) To provide a QFT certificate of knowledge and understanding.
The course is written in 3 sections:
i. A clearly written knowledge section.
An essential part of training for all who work or prepare food.
ii. Questions to establish understanding.
iii. Observations forms for your staff to complete and record good practice.