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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 made by companies. In Canada there are laws that set requirements around fortification of certain foods. For example, vitamin C must be added to vegetable drinks and vitamins A and D are mandatory in margarine. Many nutrients are also designated as “voluntary”, or optional, for example those added to breakfast cereals.  These voluntary nutrients include: Thiamine Niacin Vitamin B6 Folic acid Pantothenic acid Magnesium Iron Zinc These nutrients serve to.. READ MORE »

December 17, 2019

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3 Things to Know About Topicals if You Want an Ontario Dispensary Licence

With topicals now legal in Canada, the Ontario cannabis industry is ready to adapt to the changes that come with new products and regulations. If you’re working or studying to work in the industry, you should understand how oils, creams, lotions, and other such products work to have the product knowledge you need. Many people may prefer these products if they don’t wish to orally consume cannabis, so topicals open up a wide opportunity for new consumers and growth in the cannabis industry. Knowing how these products are absorbed by the body and different variations to expect can help you.. READ MORE »

December 12, 2019

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What Grads with a Clinical Research Diploma Should Know About Drug Lifecycles

The product development lifecycle of drugs is longer than many people think. New therapeutic products, which are drugs or biologics, undergo a complex process that takes approximately 10 to 12 years from start to finish. When you work in clinical research, you will play a role in the industry that brings new drugs and medical devices to market. There are many stages to this process, all of which are important. Without clinical research, this process wouldn’t be complete. Read on to learn more about what’s involved in a drug lifecycle, with a focus on why clinical research is an integral.. READ MORE »

December 10, 2019

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Supply Chain Facts and What They Mean for AGCO Cannabis Careers

Supply chains can be categorized into upstream, midstream, and downstream components. Canada’s cannabis industry is made up of: Growers, cultivators, and producers (upstream) Distributors (midstream) Retailers (downstream) To protect consumers, the cannabis supply chain is carefully regulated at every stage, so those working within it need to be aware of stringent rules and standards. The supply chain for cannabis is made up of stages where the product is: Grown and cultivated Processed: trimmed, dried, cured, extracted Tested Distributed Sold These stages prepare product for consumption and when each step is carefully tended to, quality and safety is preserved. Read on.. READ MORE »

December 5, 2019

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3 Facts About the Canada Food and Drugs Act for Students in Quality Control Courses

The Canada Food and Drugs Act is an important part of consumer safety in Canada. Whether hazards are accidental or caused by fraudulent behaviour, the statute protects people from these risks in food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. The first version of the Food and Drugs Act came into effect in 1920, undergoing many revisions afterwards. This is important legislation, as it forms the basic core of food and drug safety laws in the country. In order to pursue a career involved in keeping standards high for these products, you should have an understanding of the act and its history… READ MORE »

December 3, 2019

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How to Deal with Change in Cannabis Industry Careers

Recreational cannabis became legal for sale on October 17, 2018 in Canada under the Cannabis Act. The very short time that has passed since legalization means that the industry is still improving, developing, and undergoing changes. With Cannabis 2.0 ramping up into 2020 and products like edibles and beverages becoming available, even more changes are on the horizon. Apart from changes within the industry itself, individual career trajectories, management strategies, and learning curves are also in flux. This makes the cannabis industry an exciting and stimulating professional path, but can also present some challenges. When confronting change in the workplace,.. READ MORE »

November 28, 2019

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How a Sport Nutrition Certificate Helps You Understand the Value of Nutritional Assessments

Assessments are a large part of working in the fitness industry. They allow for information to be gathered about clients with minimal guesswork. A client’s diet will affect their health and performance, both at present and in the future. In cases where clients incur injuries or illness, eating correctly can also improve their chances of a speedy path to recovery and restoring their wellness. Factors affecting a client’s diet include: Finances Access Time Habits Psychological influences, like obsession with food and/or body weight Information they have been given It’s important when helping someone with their nutrition to assess and evaluate.. READ MORE »

November 26, 2019

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What Cannabis Quality Assurance Students Should Know About Audits

Audits from Health Canada and third parties prevent companies from relying solely on internal teams to judge quality. If internal assessments are all that a company has, standards can fall. As a part of ongoing regulatory requirements, Health Canada conducts audits of cannabis facilities. In most cases, it will not conduct a fully conclusive audit of all factors, but rather will evaluate specific areas of the business. Some companies choose to have a third party audit the company, so that they can be sure all areas are up to par before Health Canada conducts its audits. There are also different.. READ MORE »

November 21, 2019

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What to Know About Package Inserts if You’re Considering a Regulatory Affairs Program

Package inserts give valuable information to patients regarding their medication. Usually, this includes prescribing information, also called professional information. Prescribing information includes: Brand and name of drug Potency and/or ingredients Standard of manufacture and manufacturer or sponsor Function of the drug Precautions or warnings Dosage and instructions for administering the drug Storage information Date prepared and preparations available Package inserts also help health care professionals, as they include things like special instructions for drugs that require specific dispensing like injection. In many cases, a separate document specifically for consumer or patient information is included, either separate from or as part.. READ MORE »

November 19, 2019

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What Cannabis 2.0 Means for AGCO Cannabis Dispensaries

Cannabis 2.0 brings with it edibles and concentrates, legal for sale in the Canadian market, as of October 17th, 2019. As this introduces new products, it will naturally change the landscape of the Canadian cannabis industry. With the added products, Ontario will now be selling them in addition to the following products that were legalized in 2018: Dried cannabis Oil Fresh cannabis Plants Plant seeds With more items on the market, Cannabis 2.0 means changes for customer bases, regulations, and more. Read on to learn about Cannabis 2.0 and how it will affect Canada’s cannabis industry and the people who.. READ MORE »

November 14, 2019

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