Food Safety

Risk Communication and What it Means for Food Safety Workers

The food industry and Canada’s food safety regulators are responsible for making sure food is safe. However, approximately 4 million illnesses occur each year from food-borne pathogens in Canada. One…
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The Food Technology Behind Fortified Cereals

Fortification or enrichment of foods involves either adding vitamins and minerals to food products, or replacing micronutrients that are lost when the food is processed. Fortification isn’t just a choice…
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Factors Affecting Microbial Growth that Food Safety Workers Should Know

In foods where there are sufficient nutrients and favourable conditions for growth, microorganisms can thrive. The most important of these microorganisms to consider is bacteria, since while they are often…
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After Your Food Safety Program Here’s What You Should Know About Food Intoxication

Unlike parasites or other infections, food intoxication happens when ingested food contains toxins that make consumers sick. Proper food preparation and processing is very important, to be sure to minimize…
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Why Experts Say the “Kill-Step” Is so Important to Food Quality Control

The “kill-step” in food manufacturing is the point at which dangerous pathogens are removed from the product. This is often done by killing the pathogens. It is one of the…
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4 Things to Know About the Ugly Produce Trend if You’re Taking Food Technology Courses

Curious about the ugly produce trend, and its effects on the industry and environment? Read on to find out more about this fascinating way to reduce food waste.

3 Things Students in Food Safety Programs Should Know About Cross-Contamination

People working in the food industry have an obligation to ensure that the foods they work with are kept safe from cross-contamination. While the vast majority of food is safe,…
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3 Little-Known Facts About Best Before Dates and Food Safety

Are best before dates and expiry dates the same thing? Here’s a look at what the two terms mean, and how they affect food safety and food waste in Canada.

3 Facts About the International Food Safety Conference for Food Technology Diploma Students

The First International Food Safety Conference is bringing attention to the issue of food safety. Here’s what students in food quality training should know.

Considering Food Safety Certification? Check Out the New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

On January 15, 2019, the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) went into effect and they apply to many businesses that export food across provincial or international borders. It’s…
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