Listeria control and safe food training for dietary managers
Elderly individuals are a growing sector in the U.S. population. With that increase, the need for long-term care facilities (LTCF) is growing as well. It is estimated that 5% of individuals age 65 or older and 20% of individuals age 85 or older live in long-term care facilities. Due to aging, the immune system of the elderly becomes weak, which increases the vulnerability to foodborne illnesses. Other factors associated with aging like chronic disease, dementia, lack of physical activity and entering nursing homes, can also contribute to the increased susceptibility to foodborne diseases. For ...
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