# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781492021

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate sanitary food handling and storage practices.

Definition

Demonstration should include
  • use of food and refrigeration thermometers
  • appropriate procedures for handling, storing, and thawing fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products
  • precautions used to prevent cross-contamination
  • proper hand-washing techniques
  • checking expiration dates and recalls on food items.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How can a home health aide find the appropriate procedures for handling, storing, and thawing fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products?
  • What is the difference between cleaning and sanitizing?
  • What are the different methods for sanitizing work surfaces and equipment?
  • Which sanitizing methods (e.g., iodine, bleach, commercial sanitizing agent, steam heat) are most effective?
  • What are the major causes of food spoilage?
  • What are the warning signs associated with spoiled food and contamination?
  • How can you avoid cross-contamination when preparing and storing potentially hazardous foods?
  • Should food ever be used after the expiration date has passed? Why, or why not?

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