October 15, 2019 —McLean, Virginia, December 8, 2016 – Self-operated health care foodservice groups are forging new food and workplace safety partnerships that reduce risks, improve operations and maximize guest satisfaction. The Kendal Corporation, an Association For Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) member, recently partnered with EcoSure Food Safety Solutions, to design and implement a program they can oversee, manage and execute onsite. Kendal’s program is designed to allow mangers to get an in-depth analysis of their operational systems and approach to both food and physical safety.
“We are thrilled with this program, designed specifically for our communities’ needs,” said Ben Butler, Director for Culinary Services at Kendal. “Our main focus is to ensure a safe, wholesome food supply for our residents and staff, while simultaneously creating a safe work environment for our staff and managers.”
The Kendal program uses advanced technology, flexible reporting tools and corrective action management. The team conducts two audits, one focused on food safety and the second on staff physical safety. “The real value is in the action plan and follow up to ensure that the recommendations from the audits are addressed,” Butler said.
“We applaud these self-operated health care food service groups who are taking food and workplace safety matters into their own hands,” said AHF President Julie Jones, Director of Nutrition Services at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “We firmly believe this model can and should be adopted throughout the self-operated food service industry.”
Formed in 2009, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice is composed of food and nutrition professionals from facilities that are self-operated. AHF advances the food service and hospitality industry in all healthcare segments by developing our Operator members through continuing education, networking opportunities, annual conference, and innovative equipment and service through our business partners. AHF advocates for and supports its members to create best practice, while connecting the leaders that advance the industry.
Kendal is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where ground was broken for the first Kendal community in 1971. Kendal provides advice, leadership and support to the communities and services in eight states that make up the Kendal System, primarily by helping to develop and disseminate model practices, facilitate economies of scale and advance responsible growth.
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