The Benefits and Dangers of Supplements for Athletes

Products such as protein powders, creatine, amino acids, mega-dose vitamins/minerals, weight loss aids, and energy boosters flood the shelves of nutritional supplement stores, all claiming to provide rapid, almost magical…
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5 Pioneering Moments in Nutrition Labeling

Although nutrition labeling has been around for quite some time in the US and other parts of the world, did you know that it was only made mandatory for packaged…
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New Chemotherapy Drug Helps Prevent Early Menopause

While many people are aware of the two most significant risks of developing breast cancer—being a woman and ageing—people tend to disregard the idea of developing this disease at a…
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Does the World Really Need Non-Browning Apples?

Move over Golden Delicious and Granny Smith, there’s a new apple in town and apparently this one has something that no other apple does—it’s got non-browning properties. When a typical…
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Food Companies Remove Harmful Ingredients from Their Products

North Americans have recently acquired a taste for healthier food options that contain natural ingredients. Simple ingredients with little-to-no chemical additives have grown in demand and major food companies are…
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Canada’s Food Safety Performance

A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada, in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Food Institute, found that Canada’s food safety system was ranked the best in the…
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The Importance of Using a Food Thermometer

Food thermometers are used to determine the internal temperatures of food items such as eggs, beef, poultry and much more. Anyone who has had food safety training understands that using…
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Medications That Were Originally Designed for a Different Purpose

Professionals who have taken pharmaceutical courses know that although drugs and pharmaceuticals are created with the intention of treating one ailment, extensive testing can sometimes uncover results that prove it…
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Understanding Cleaning Techniques as a Plant Sanitation Worker

Graduates of food safety training programs will often move on to pursue careers in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, or perhaps even plant sanitation. Professionals working in plant sanitation recognize that…
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Fast-Food Chains Make Changes to Promote Children’s Health

You’ve no doubt seen several fast-food chains offer up more nutritional meal options lately, like McDonald’s and Subway who both have “fresh” or “fit” meal choices on their menus. However,…
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