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Posted: September 8th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

We are shortly retiring all content from this section of the site. A new section Training Hub is now available.  All relevant content is being moved here and will have the latest up to date articles regarding training programmes and platforms tha Tutorcare offers.  Comments have now been disabled in this blog but are available from the Training Hub. New articles in the tutorcare training hub include;   Abuse: Vulnerable adults and common signs Personal skills – what do health… Read more »

Food Safety In Restaurants

Posted: January 29th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

You are what you eat. Everyone loves food, in whatever way it comes, we all need food and crave it. First, comes the hunger, the imagination of the desired meal, the anticipation of the meal, the sight, the colours, the texture, the aromas, and then the climax of that first taste.   Eating is one experience to be enjoyed and savoured as much as it is a necessity for sustenance. The importance of food can never be overemphasized.   The… Read more »

How to Stop a Summer BBQ from Going Bad

Posted: August 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a barbecue in the garden with your friends and family. But be aware of the dangers that lurk when firing up one these bad boys. Food safety and preparation is paramount. A small guide in in BBQ food safety: Want to embed this image on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below… <a href=””><img width=”600″ height=”2973″ alt=”BBQ food safety” src=”” title=”BBQ food safety” /></a><br /><a href=””>Infographic… Read more »

Social media helps Public Health England in food poisoning investigation

Posted: March 12th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Twitter and Facebook aided investigators from PHE (Public Health England) in an investigation into the cause of an outbreak of food poisoning at the Street Spice Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne last year. The street festival took place between 28th February and 2nd March 2013 and investigators used the social media sites to identify individuals who were showing symptoms of food poisoning in the area. Through the help of social media PHE investigators managed to connect the sufferers with a… Read more »

Report shows half of dementia patients suffer malnutrition

Posted: March 10th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A study, conducted by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), found that malnutrition affects over half of dementia patients – 70% of those in hospitals, 30% in care homes and 10% of those living at home. There are around 800,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, more than half of which suffer with Alzheimer’s. Of the research that was studied for the purpose of the report it was found that half of care residents didn’t eat enough and almost half didn’t drink enough… Read more »

No horse meat in British beef products over last quarter

Posted: February 12th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The horse meat scandal caused mayhem in Britain last year when it was revealed that food being sold in Britain that was labelled as beef actually contained horse meat or horse DNA. Since the revelation The Food Standards Agency has released their latest quarterly report of over 6,000 products, none of which were found to be contaminated with horse meat or horse DNA. Products cannot contain more than 1% horsemeat or horse DNA before they have to be reported and… Read more »

Minister awards Cornish hospital prize for food

Posted: February 11th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Owen Paterson, Environment Secretary, has tried to help reverse the reduction in the proportion of British food being served in hospitals by prescribing Cornish clotted cream ice cream in order to help improve patients’ health. He went on to say that spending more of the available £2.1 billion budget for food and drink on British produce would not only help to create much healthier meals, which would be a huge benefit to patients, but it would also boost British farming…. Read more »

Heston Blumenthal forced to close restaurant after vomiting bug outbreak

Posted: February 9th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Heston Blumenthal has once again been forced to close one of his restaurants after a norovirus outbreak occurred. Blumenthal’s restaurant, Dinner, which has two Michelin stars and is situated in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, has been closed for a week by the chef himself after several people became ill. One American couple were violently ill on their flight home to Denver after eating at the restaurant. This isn’t the first time one of Blumenthal’s restaurants has been closed… Read more »

Do we really know our high risk foods? (Part 3)

Posted: February 8th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

We have previously looked at some of the foods that people consider high risk when it comes to safety and preparation. However, there are other high risk foods that haven’t quite earned the same reputation in the public mind-set even though they share that ‘high risk’ status with the likes of eggs, chicken and shellfish. Take rice, couscous and pasta, for instance. These starchy foods have a high content of moisture. So do lots of ready meals and cooked meats…. Read more »

Do we really know our high risk foods? (Part 2)

Posted: February 7th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The last article introduced the idea that there are some foods we trust and some we take care with because of social, scientific and historical factors. It’s relatively easy to think of a couple of examples of foods we don’t trust. Take chicken, for instance, or eggs (which comes first is still a matter for debate.) These two very popular ingredients are joined on the list of high risk foods by shellfish. Members of the public are really wary about… Read more »

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