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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 October 2011
Date of Publication: 14 November 2011
Inspection Report published 14 November 2011 PDF | 87.24 KB

Food and drink should meet people's individual dietary needs (outcome 5)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are supported to have adequate nutrition and hydration.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 14/10/2011, looked at records of people who use services, talked to staff and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

We found that the registered provider had met the compliance action set for this outcome at our last review of compliance. The registered provider had taken appropriate steps to ensure that people who use the service were protected from the risk of poor food hygiene and poor food handling procedures.

User experience

On this occasion we did not speak to people about this outcome area.

Other evidence

At our last review of compliance we found that the registered provider had not taken appropriate steps to ensure that people who used the service were protected from the risk of poor food hygiene and poor food handling procedures.

We passed our findings to Croydon Councils Food Safety Team. They visited the home; they reported that their inspection did not throw up any major concerns, however minor some issues were raised with the manager. They found that staff was trained on food hygiene and were in the process of being booked on a refresher courses.

The improvement plan stated that some training schedules were being arranged between 4thJuly and 14th September 2011. Infection control training would be provided within 4 weeks.

We viewed the kitchen. All the food we found in the kitchen cupboards were stored appropriately in accordance with basic food hygiene standards. For example, food stuffs that had been removed from its original packaging were all being kept in air tight containers in the fridge that clearly identified the date these items had been opened. The kitchen looked reasonably clean and tidy at the time of our visit.

The operations manager told us plans had been agreed with the proprietor to have the rather worn and shabby looking units and floor covering in the kitchen replaced with a new fitted kitchen by the end of October 2011.

Since the last review of compliance staff had attended training on infection control and food hygiene.