Healthcare foodservice operators choose Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs for their remarkable adaptability to healthcare initiatives such as room service and culture change.
In addition, Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs are budget-friendly , profit-friendly for retail operations, and compliant with rigorous food safety standards such as the FDA Food Code and CMS 371.
Hospital room service
Step aside, meat and potatoes! In hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, eggs are in high demand on patient menus. Maybe it’s because of their versatile, quick-prep qualities. Maybe it is because eggs are a complete protein and a miracle of nutrition. Maybe it’s because eggs are the ultimate comfort food.
Chef John Biswanger, Director – Food & Nutrition Services at Lakeland Regional Medical Center (Lakeland, FL) believes Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs are a winner for hospital room service, saying, “Especially for a first meal after being NPO, most patients don’t want meatloaf and potatoes.” In fact, patients are asking for eggs at all times of day, so much so that eggs represent 7% of room service orders. Read the Lakeland Hospital room service case study >
In long-term care, culture change is all about choice. What would a resident enjoy at home? When do residents want to eat? Flexibility is a hallmark of Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs. They’re a top-performing foodservice menu option, perfect for the comfort food factor, and ideal for meals on demand. Gram for gram, Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs offer a highly economical source of protein, too.
Looking for themes, culture change tips, menus, and recipes? Explore the free Safest Choice™ Experiences in Dining resources to build your own events.
Food safety compliance
Many popular menu items pose added risks when you’re serving highly susceptible groups, such as immunocompromised patients or aging seniors. This is why the 2009 FDA Food Code specifies pasteurized shell eggs as a solution. CMS standards (F-tag 371) use the same specification. The FDA classifies pasteurized shell eggs as exempt from the PHF (TCS) definition.
Eliminate cross contamination risks
Incorporating Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs into your menu is a safe and easy way to meet all FDA and CMS guidelines. And, when you make Safest Choice™ your only shell egg product in inventory, you completely eliminate the risk of egg-related cross contamination, too.
Free Food Safety CE
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Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Shell Eggs for...
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Healthcare foodservice operators choose Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs for healthcare initiatives such as room service and culture change. Read more >
Business & Industry
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Culture Change Dining
In LTC Food Service, Safest Choice™ pasteurized eggs offer the on-demand menu flexibility you need for culture change. They adapt to theme dining and special celebrations, too. Why not try an ice cream social with safe, homemade ice cream? See our Experiences in Dining resources for culture change ideas.