Archive for April 2015

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 day, and much more. However, athletes physically require a proper and nutritious diet that is very high in calories. Without good nutrition, an athlete’s performance and overall health can be negatively impacted. If you plan to earn a nutrition, health and sport diploma you will learn all about the basics of nutrition, the important role that food plays in the body, the importance of fitness, and the risk of disease… READ MORE »

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 used for cooked or ready-to-eat food. We’ll examine some preventative measures taken to eliminate cross contamination in the packaging industry, as well as what retailers in the UK are offering-up in their product lines to lower the risk of salmonella poisoning as well as other harmful risks associated with cross contamination. Food Safety Regulations Prompt Manufacturers to Reconsider Equipment Around the world, food manufacturers face mounting concerns about safety and.. READ MORE »

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, there is more and more need for professionals who have taken quality assurance courses, specializing in medical marihuana production. Read on to discover today’s standards for producing medical marihuana, and how a quality assurance department helps maintain these standards. Premises Every medical marihuana production facility in Canada must be licensed by Health Canada in order to legally grow medical marihuana under Marihuana for Medicinal Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The sizes of.. READ MORE »

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 food safety training know there are a wide range of products that can be safely eaten well past their best before dates, and some that consumers should avoid. Foods to be avoided include ground beef, deli meats, poultry, fresh berries, and soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk. If you are planning to pursue a food safety diploma, read on to learn more about best before labelling, and which goods can.. READ MORE »