N.Z. hospital stops frozen-meal program due to safety concerns

January 10, 2018

New Zealand's hospital Tokoroa Hospital is ending its community meal program because of food safety standards, according to an article on the Stuff website.

For two years Tokoroa has been making, freezing, and selling healthy, home-style meals to the community, made from the surplus food cooked for patient meals.

But the freezing process is not meeting food safety standards, the article said.

"The food is left to cool before it is put in the freezer. It should go straight into a blast freezer," Waikato District Health Board executive director of public and organizational affairs Lydia Aydon said.

Read the article.


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