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Interested in Food Quality Control? Learn All About Sensory Evaluation

There are many steps between the idea of a food product, and what is sold on grocery store shelves and in restaurants. Quality control professionals play a major role in this process to make sure food is good and safe, but many argue that the consumer is the ultimate decision maker as to whether a food product fails or succeeds. How do food developers make products that consumers will say yes to? One of the important steps in food development is sensory evaluations. Keep reading to find out more about this area of food quality control! Food Sensory Evaluation and.. READ MORE »

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Cannabis Quality Assurance Training and Where Plant Sanitation Comes In

The key to quality assurance, with respect to cannabis plant sanitation, is that it begins before plants even start growing. When planning a cannabis cultivation operation, there are regulations to follow and best practices that will ensure your plant sanitation is efficient and meets the necessary standards. After proper training and licensing, the choices you make in setting up your cannabis facilities can make all the difference. For example, it is advisable to choose flooring and wall materials that are non-porous and smooth, so that sanitation is efficient and easily managed. Keep reading to learn more about sanitation and why.. READ MORE »

A Primer on Safety Signal Interpretation for Clinical Research Careers

If you would like to combine your interest in science and health,then a career in clinical research may be the right choice. When you study clinical research, you have the chance to learn about topics such as pharmacovigilance practices.These generally refer to how pharmaceutical products are developed, tested, and monitored to ensure they are safe and consistent. One of the key components of pharmacovigilance practices for clinical research,as well as aftermarket surveillance, is safety signal interpretation. Keep reading to learn more about this process and how it factors into clinical research. What Are Safety Signals? As you take courses to.. READ MORE »

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How Chocolate Fits Into Cannabis Industry Careers

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, many new career paths have opened up. With the right training, you can find a place in the cannabis industry as a quality assurance technician, a cultivation supervisor, or retail store manager, among many other options. There is also the world of edibles, including chocolate products. In Canada, edibles have been legal for sale since late 2019, and one of the first cannabis-infused chocolates made by a London producer has been approved. What does this mean for individuals entering the industry? Keep reading to learn more about the next steps in edible processing… READ MORE »

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Food and Exercise During Pregnancy Explained for Students in Sport and Nutrition Training

If you enjoy working with people and have an interest in activities that promote health, a career in sport and nutrition may be right for you. Whether you want to work in fitness, become a health coach, or pursue opportunities in healthcare, it will be useful to have an understanding of the types of exercise and nutrition that support pregnancy. During pregnancy, parents will likely experience a range of emotions, and feel both excited and nervous throughout. As a sport and nutrition professional, you can help. What kinds of questions might come up and how should you answer them? Keep.. READ MORE »

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An Intro to Extraction Methods for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Cannabis plants contain over 100 cannabinoids and terpenoids, including the most commonly known and extracted compounds: CBD and THC. Some extractions are “whole-plant,” meaning that no single chemical or compound is concentrated in the extraction process. However, most methods of extraction are designed to target specific components of the cannabis plant. Extractions from cannabis plants are used in all sorts of products, including oils and edibles, which offer an alternative to smoking the plant and, in some cases, offer different effects. Keep reading for an introduction to this important process! Learn the Extraction Factors to Consider in a Cannabis Course.. READ MORE »

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In Quality Control Courses? Learn the Role of Dissolution in the Development of Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical scientists started to recognize the importance of dissolution testing in the 1950s. During that decade, theories about the absorption of drugs like aspirin into the bloodstream were starting to be more widely understood. However, studies involving dissolution began as early as 1897 with Noyes and Whitney.   Today, dissolution testing plays an integral role in the development and approval of pharmaceutical products, especially generic oral dosage form drugs. It is an indispensable analytical test for drug regulations, quality control, and quality assurance.   Keep reading to learn more about how these tests work throughout the life cycle of pharmaceuticals… READ MORE »

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Want to Open a Cannabis Store? Here Is How to Be a Great Manager

There are more regulations on cannabis retail than more traditional types of retail, but managers in this industry will still benefit from developing certain skills and paying attention to fundamental management principles. Along with understanding licensing application processes and requirements, managers will excel with knowledge of: Staff training and development Branding and marketing Inventory management Store design and layout How do you build the skills that contribute to managerial success? Keep reading to learn about a few techniques and strategies for successful retail management in the cannabis business. Open a Cannabis Store and Hire Staff When you open a cannabis.. READ MORE »

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Know These Food Allergies and Intolerances if You’re Interested in Getting a Food Handling Certificate

In 2019, Food Allergy Canada launched the National Food Allergy Action Plan. This initiative is aimed at guiding policies that will improve quality of life for Canadians with food allergies. The current available estimate is that 1 in 13 Canadians self-report having an allergy, which amounts to approximately 2.5 million people who would benefit from such policies. How are these allergies dealt with in Canada? Canada has what are called “priority food allergens”. These refer to the list of foods associated with 90 percent of allergic reactions and there are labelling requirements for them. While many allergies may be familiar.. READ MORE »

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