HealthShare NSW: Texture Modified Products information

  • Published March 24, 2023

Following the newsletter sent Wednesday this week, the HSU requested more information from HealthShare NSW about their new Texture Modified Products. The below details about puree meal packs and moulded puree items have been provided in response:

Puree meal packs

  • Enhanced recipe only
  • No change in work process for Food Service staff

Moulded puree items

  • Implementation at 18 MPS sites with combi ovens
  • Individual frozen meal components plated and heated in a combi oven
  • Initial pilot at 4 sites in 2021 indicated little to no impact on work process for kitchen staff
  • Very positive feedback from Food Service staff about the improvement in meal experience for their residents
  • Cook fresh sites can opt to continue with current arrangements
  • Sites with significant vacancies advised they can delay implementation

What do you think?

It’s important for union members to lead this discussion. How will this affect you? Please send your feedback on this proposal to [E-Mail not displayed] by Friday 7 April 2023 using subject line HealthShare NSW: Texture Modified Products feedback.

If no members raise concerns, the Union may take no action in response to the proposal.

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