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What You Need to Know About Food Plant Sanitation as a Food Safety Program Graduate

For anyone completing a food safety program, understanding at full length the time, resources, and procedures needed for food plant sanitation is essential. Proper sanitation, which is different from cleaning, helps prevent foodborne illness and helps protect the public. This prerequisite for food safety is something that cannot be compromised by cutting corners. At AAPS, students in our food safety program complete a course dedicated to food plant sanitation.  A comprehensive understanding of what is involved in food plant sanitation sets our students up for success no matter which direction they decide to take their careers. This integral component of.. READ MORE »

Want to Pursue Food Safety Training? A Day in the Life of a Product Testing Specialist

Product testing is an important aspect of food safety, ensuring that final products comply with existing regulations and health guidelines in the industry. Those interested in food safety can explore a future as a Product Testing Specialist after their training, utilizing their quality assurance and food technology background to ensure consumers’ safety. Becoming a Product Testing Specialist in the food industry will allow you to work in some of your favourite areas of the food industry, giving you the chance to pursue your passions through a rewarding career. Here, you’ll also be able to implement your broad skill set within.. READ MORE »

What Food Safety Program Grads Should Know About Food Fraud

With the prevalence of processed foods and the global supply chain networks that work to deliver food products worldwide, traceability in today’s food industry can be challenging to achieve. As a result, food fraud, or the misrepresentation of food products on the market, is more common than many like to think.  If you’re considering a career in food technology, safety, and quality, you’ll be trained in ensuring that products within the food and beverage industry are safe for human consumption, conducting analysis and implementing quality assurance measures in compliance with national and international standards. As part of your duties, you’ll.. READ MORE »

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Safety Programs Worldwide

From its very onset, the COVID-19 pandemic had many implications for the food industry, from causing supply chain disruptions to creating safety concerns, both for the employees involved and the food in question. Labour shortages due to outbreaks and quarantines have been issues plaguing the global food industry from 2020 onwards. If you’re pursuing a career in food quality, technology and safety, it’s likely that you’ll encounter many of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the work that you do. COVID-19 has altered a significant proportion of national and international food quality and safety standards, and within.. READ MORE »

Taking HPLC Courses? Here’s How You Can Apply Your Training to the Food Industry

When it comes to analyzing samples, HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) is a technique that proves useful in a number of different situations and industries. HPLC is a process in which organic compounds of a sample are separated and analyzed in order to determine what compounds – and in what quantities – the sample contains. A highly accurate and precise technique, HPLC allows for both qualitative and quantitative analysis and can be applied for identification, purification and quantification, in addition to separation. If you’re considering HPLC training, your qualifications will enable you to enter a number of fields, including healthcare, pharma,.. READ MORE »

What Those in Food Safety Training Should Know About Pasteurization

Food treatment is an important step in food production to maintain nutritional benefits and avoid harmful contamination. This includes the process of pasteurization, which is just one technique used for food conservation. A career in food safety will place you in a vital role in the food production process, where you’ll apply your specialized knowledge to implement fundamental qualities of food assurance.  Whether you want to brush up on your pre-existing skills, or are brand new to food safety and quality, the diploma program at AAPS will give you a hands-on approach to training in the field. With the state-of-the-art.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Processing Techniques for Those in Food Safety Training

A Food Technology, Safety, and Quality program takes a hands-on approach to ensuring the quality and safety of food products, allowing students to gain specialized knowledge and skills for the industry today. Implementing the fundamental principles of quality assurance is essential in the food industry to ensure that products are safe for public consumption. According to Job Bank data from the Government of Canada, the availability of positions in the food technology sector is expected to exceed the number of job seekers in the field. For those seeking a career in high demand, food safety and quality could be a.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Good Sanitation Practices for Those in Food Safety Training

A sanitation plan is crucial in any food preparation area to uphold the safety and quality of food plants. Bacteria can grow on unsanitary surfaces and contaminate any food on those surfaces. In that case, a clean work environment is essential to prevent the transmission of foodborne illness.  Proper sanitation procedures ensure that all facilities and equipment are cleaned on a  regular basis to reduce the spread of bacteria or other pathogens. With regular practice, potential food safety hazards can be eliminated at each stage of the production cycle. The core of any sanitation plan is knowing the suitable protocols.. READ MORE »

A Day in the Life of a Food Microbiologist: An Exploration for Students in Food Safety Training

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, their impact on the environment, and their effect on human physiology. When it comes to the food industry, microbiologists perform essential work on the front line of food safety. These professionals study foodborne pathogens and assess whether food products comply with health and safety regulations. Food microbiologists may work in product development and quality control for food manufacturers, governments, or research universities.  A career as a food microbiologist attracts skilled individuals with a natural interest in scientific disciplines, attention to detail, and a flair for problem-solving work. You should be comfortable working in a.. READ MORE »

In Quality Assurance Training? Here’s What You Need to Know about Food Safety Audits

Audits are an essential component of maintaining safety standards in the food and beverage industry. Food safety audits are designed to bring transparency and efficiency to each stage of the supply chain. With proper audit procedures, restaurants and facilities can ensure the health and safety of their customers, while protecting their own certification.  These standards must be upheld by food businesses around the world in order to identify any potential health risks as soon as possible. Understanding the reasoning and methodology of food safety audits is essential to running any safe and successful food business. Let’s take a closer look.. READ MORE »