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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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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