What Pharmaceutical Experts Should know about Natural Health Product Regulation

Natural health products (NHPs) are over-the-counter substances that can normally be purchased in any health store or pharmacy. Some common substances that are categorized as natural health products include: vitamins…
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AAPS Students Practicing Experiments in the Lab

AAPS’ Pharmaceutical Students Complete their Third Term with Final Exams

Congratulations go out to AAPS’ Pharmaceutical Students who recently wrote exams on HPLC techniques and general laboratory testing. The exam was made of two parts: written and practical tests. Students…
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3 Riskiest Foods on Grocery Store Shelves

11 million Canadians suffer from food poisoning every year. While most people who get sick only suffer milder symptoms that don’t need treatment, a percentage of those infected will require…
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3 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods: Are They Safe?

Students pursuing food safety careers know that genetically modified organisms (GMO) are organisms whose genetic materials have been altered by scientists. While there are various reasons for producing genetically modified…
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A Food Safety Specialist’s Guide to the Safe Food for Canadians Act

A 2014 report by the Conference Board of Canada, in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Food Institute, revealed that Canada’s food safety system was ranked among the best in…
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How Good Nutrition Habits Form Good Athletes

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for each and every person. Having a healthy body lowers the risk of chronic disease, improves skin and bone health, provides energy throughout the…
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Cook-in-Bag Chicken and other Solutions to Cross Contamination

A food handling program teaches that cross contamination occurs when harmful bacteria spreads to food from other food, surfaces, hands or equipment. Cross-contamination commonly occurs if equipment used for raw food preparation is then…
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Good Production Practices for Medical Marihuana

Working in quality assurance for medical marihuana production facilities requires an in-depth knowledge of Health Canada’s guidelines for good production practices. As medical marihuana continues to expand as an industry,…
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Foods That Are Safe to Eat Even After the Expiration Date

Expiration dates can be useful—they inform consumers of the last date by which a food product’s flavour or quality is best. However, they can also sometimes be misleading. Experts with…
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3 Causes of Food Poisoning Explained

Studies performed by the Public Health Agency of Canada show that approximately one in every eight Canadians gets sick as a result of domestically acquired food-borne diseases. While Canada does…
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