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What Food Safety Program Grads Should Know About Food Fraud

With the prevalence of processed foods and the global supply chain networks that work to deliver food products worldwide, traceability in today’s food industry can be challenging to achieve. As a result, food fraud, or the misrepresentation of food products on the market, is more common than many like to think.  If you’re considering a career in food technology, safety, and quality, you’ll be trained in ensuring that products within the food and beverage industry are safe for human consumption, conducting analysis and implementing quality assurance measures in compliance with national and international standards. As part of your duties, you’ll.. READ MORE »

May 24, 2022

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5 Unique Careers to Consider After Cannabis Retailer Training

Within the cannabis industry today, there’s no shortage of career paths that you can take. As this sector continues to experience growth in Canada and North America, the demand for qualified professionals is only increasing. What’s more, advancements in technology have only made the field more exciting to keep up with, with new products and procedures shaping the industry. Whether you’re more interested in the science behind cannabis production or are ready to use your social skills to educate and negotiate in a cannabis retail business, you’ll be sure to find a position that you love. Once you complete a.. READ MORE »

May 17, 2022

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A Day in the Life of a Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Pro

As a professional working in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, a day on the job is never dull. Pharmaceutical regulatory affairs specialists have a wide range of responsibilities – all revolving around the safety of the pharmaceutical products dispensed by their respective facilities. After completing your regulatory affairs training, you’ll possess strong knowledge of legislation, regulatory systems and practices, enabling you to successfully monitor the safe development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, including oral drugs, topical medicines, and more.  If you’re considering training for this career path, previewing a typical day on the job will help you make a more informed decision.. READ MORE »

May 10, 2022

4 Tips for Handling Hazardous Materials After Pharma Courses

Hazardous material exposure can lead to adverse effects on anyone, whether an unknowing patient or seasoned healthcare professional. Around 75,000 healthcare workers are occupationally exposed to hazardous drugs, from nursing staff to laboratory research workers, causing adverse health effects. The importance of workplace safety and proper hazardous drug handling is essential for anyone looking to complete training in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Students who pursue careers as laboratory technicians, validation chemists, and more can find themselves in direct need of hazardous material handling training, so continue reading to learn 4 basic tips for these situations. 1. Understand the.. READ MORE »

May 3, 2022

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3 Things to Know About Analytical Testing Techniques for Those Pursuing Cannabis Careers

As the sale of medical and recreational cannabis has expanded in recent years, it has become more important to ensure that all products are tested for safety and efficacy before being released into the market.  Cannabis production involves an analytical testing stage to verify the safety, potency and quality of the products. Different analytical testing techniques have been developed to test for a whole host of contaminants and find new ways of protecting consumer health. Students in the cannabis program at AAPS will receive training to prepare them for careers as laboratory analysts and more. With an understanding of the.. READ MORE »

April 26, 2022

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Discover Career Paths You Can Take With Clinical Research Training

Within the highly regulated and ever-important field of Clinical Research, there are a variety of roles and responsibilities to be fulfilled. Skilled professionals are needed in order to ensure compliance with legislation and regulatory agencies, enforce standard operating procedures, create clinical development plans, maintain accurate data and monitor confidentiality and protection of participants’ rights.  The work of professionals in the clinical research field contributes to the safe and effective development, distribution and consumption of drugs or treatments. As a result, those with training in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance are in high demand. When you complete a training program with AAPS,.. READ MORE »

April 19, 2022

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How to Build an Impressive Resume During Your Cannabis Online Training

If you’re preparing to launch a professional career in the cannabis industry, there’s no tool more important than a strong resume. Your resume will show potential employers how qualified you are for the position at hand, summarizing your skills, strength, background and experience into a clear and concise page or two. However, when it comes to building an impressive resume, it can be difficult to know where to start.  After completing your training at AAPS, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter careers in cannabis retail, production, testing and medical clinics. Whatever path you choose, compiling.. READ MORE »

April 12, 2022

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Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Safety Programs Worldwide

From its very onset, the COVID-19 pandemic had many implications for the food industry, from causing supply chain disruptions to creating safety concerns, both for the employees involved and the food in question. Labour shortages due to outbreaks and quarantines have been issues plaguing the global food industry from 2020 onwards. If you’re pursuing a career in food quality, technology and safety, it’s likely that you’ll encounter many of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the work that you do. COVID-19 has altered a significant proportion of national and international food quality and safety standards, and within.. READ MORE »

April 5, 2022

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A Brief Guide to Edible Processing Techniques for Students in Cannabis Industry Courses

With the legalization of cannabis and cannabis edibles, the consumption of cannabis in the form of edibles has risen in popularity as an alternative to cannabis smoking. Today, cannabis edibles sold in dispensaries include a variety of food products that have been infused with cannabis extract. These products include beverages, candies, gummies, baked goods and more, all of which are processed for legal consumption.  If you’re pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, understanding the regulations, processing techniques and risks associated with the production and supplying of edibles will be important. While often marketed as an alternative to smoking cannabis.. READ MORE »

March 29, 2022

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Quality Control in Cannabis Production: A Guide For Those Seeking Cannabis Careers

Much like other medicinal or recreational drugs on the market, cannabis needs to be tested for safety and quality standards before being sold to consumers. This is what is referred to as quality control. Cannabis production facilities need to verify that the end product is labelled with the correct potency and provides the intended effect to consumers before being distributed to retailers.  With consumer demand on the rise across Canada, the need for efficient and accurate quality control measures is more important than ever. Students in the cannabis program at AAPS will develop the knowledge to implement quality control practices.. READ MORE »

March 22, 2022

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