What’s Changed In The New Listeriosis Guidelines?

STS Food Pathways

Today the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published new listeriosis guidelines, which will be applicable to all healthcare and social care organisations. We also helped draft the new guidelines on behalf of the FSA and undertook the research project on which they are based, so are best placed to advise you on any and all questions you might have.
These new listeriosis guidelines are aimed at reducing the risk of vulnerable groups contracting listeriosis. The new listeriosis guidelines are co-badged with the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and National Association of Care Caterers (NACC) and are applicable to all healthcare and social care organisations, including:

  • NHS Trusts
  • Private hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care homes
  • Hospices
  • Assisted living developments for the elderly
  • Day centres for the elderly
  • Day procedure units
  • Antenatal clinics and centres
  • Community meal provision

STS’s experts helped to draft the listeriosis guidelines with the FSA and also did the research project that the new listeriosis guidelines are based on. We also deliver listeriosis workshops to over 850 EHO’s and hospital professionals on behalf of the FSA  – leaving us best placed to advise you on the new requirements and provide your organisation with any training you need in order to remain compliant.

People who need to be aware of the new guidelines and must be up to date on all current training include the following:

  • Caterers
  • Care/nursing home managers
  • Procurement managers/buyers
  • Dieticians
  • Nurses
  • Retail Managers
  • Domestic services
  • Infection control
  • Porters
  • Facilities/estates managers
  • Risk managers

Additionally, if you want to read the full listeriosis guidelines, they can be found here.

We have provided many healthcare organisations with our listeriosis management solutions, which include listeriosis compliance visits/ certification, workshops and webinars.

Call us today  on 01252 728 300 if you have any questions/concerns around the new guidelines, or want to know more about our listeriosis management solutions.