Archive for June 2016

Canned Controversy: EU Leaders Highlight Food Quality Control Risks of BPA

BPA is an acronym that stands for bisphenol A, and is an industrial chemical that has been used to make plastics since the 1960s. It’s often found in plastic containers that are used to store food and water, as well as the inside coating of food cans. Recently, some studies have pointed to the potential for BPA to “leech” into food products stored in these containers. On top of that, concerns have emerged over a possible link between adverse health effects and the presence of BPA in food or beverages. As a result, some companies and governments are working to.. READ MORE »

3 Summer Superfoods For Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

When it comes to eating in season, summer is the perfect time to do it. Farmer’s markets fill their stands with plenty of freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, and even many grocery stores pack their produce section with fresh local options. For many nutritionists, it’s an ideal time for encouraging clients to add fresh berries, leafy greens, and other healthy and nutritious choices to their diets. But while the many fruits and vegetables for sale offer plenty of benefits, there are a few choice ‘superfoods’ that stand out from the pack. These superfoods are filled with everything from vitamins and minerals.. READ MORE »

How Professionals with Food Handling Certificates Prepare for Restaurant Inspections

A food handling certificate is important for a career as a food plant and operations manager, a quality assurance manager, a chef, or any other role in a restaurant team. When working in a restaurant, your food handling certificate will give you the right knowledge to ensure that food is handled and prepared safely so that your restaurant passes its food inspection. The exact rules for food safety differ across Canada and can be handled by provincial governments, municipalities or regional health authorities. Toronto, for example, uses its own DineSafe regulation which adheres to both Ontario’s food safety regulations and.. READ MORE »

GMP Training: A Guide to Self-Audits in Pharma Manufacturing

The pharmaceutical product manufacturing industry has experienced an unprecedented upsurge in growth as of late. In Canada, total pharmaceutical sales have just about doubled between 2001 and 2013 to total sales of $22 billion in Canada alone. This trend is expected to continue and careers that require knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP) are expected to grow as well. GMP training teaches students about the purpose and requirements that are needed for the testing, manufacturing, and packaging of pharmaceutical products in Canada. One of the most important GMP practices is self-auditing. Read on to discover how self-auditing practices in pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »