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Careers in Food Handling

Maybe you’re a culinary student who needs their food handler certificate in order to start a restaurant, or work as a chef. Perhaps you have a desire to work in food manufacturing, where you will manage how the food is brought from farms to dining tables. Receiving training in food safety and handling can open up several different career paths for you, some in typical food handling roles but others in inspection and quality assurance. If you’ve been wondering what types of jobs are available out there in food handling and safety, then look no further. Possible Careers Food is.. READ MORE »

September 30, 2014

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Careers in Pharmacovigilance

If we think of a vigilante as someone doing good for the general public, it is easy to understand the need for vigilance in pharmaceuticals. Pharmacovigilance is both a job and a duty within the healthcare sector to monitor, assess and prevent the adverse long and short term effects of medicine. If you have an interest in scientific work and have received a drug safety and pharmacovigilance certificate, there are several careers involved in this field. As an employee in pharmacovigilance, you will use scientific techniques to monitor, research and evaluate data from healthcare providers on the effects of medication.. READ MORE »

September 23, 2014

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Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana

Marihuana (or cannabis) has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Although in the past century its recreational use has been outlawed, many countries have been researching marihuana for its medical purposes. It has been found that marihuana can provide cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy relief from nausea, vomiting and also help increase appetite. Marihuana has additionally been known to act as a muscle relaxer, a pain reliever and an aid to those who suffer from anxiety. Many of those suffering from illnesses prefer medical marihuana as a natural approach to healthcare. In Canada, medicinal marihuana is currently legal only.. READ MORE »

September 16, 2014

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Wine Plus Exercise Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

Dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, humans have enjoyed the making and drinking of wine. The health benefits of wine – particularly the red variety – have been praised by everyone from scientists to sommeliers, reinforcing the common belief that a little red wine each day is actually good for our bodies. Clinical research on the subject has been rich and varied, featuring investigations into wine’s potential to protect against depression, breast cancer, the signs of aging, liver disease – and even sunburn! And now, a new study has emerged linking wine consumption with protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD), a condition.. READ MORE »

September 9, 2014

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Food Handling Certificate: An Industry Must-Have

Every year, around 4 million Canadians fall victim to food borne illness. Signs of sickness may set in right away – or take weeks to show themselves. And symptoms range from abdominal pain and vomiting, to disorientation, organ failure, and if untreated even death. With so much of our food undergoing extensive transport, processing, and handling, it makes sense that food safety training would be of the utmost concern to health officials, producers, and consumers. In 2006, Toronto city council passed a Food Handler by-law that makes it necessary for owner/operators of food establishments to have at least one supervisor.. READ MORE »

September 2, 2014

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McDonald’s Accused of Food Safety Violations In Moscow

On August 20, McDonald’s was compelled to shut down four of its Moscow restaurants amid reports of alleged food safety violations. The Rospotrebnadzor agency, a Russian watchdog organization, ordered the closures, claiming it identified several breaches of food safety certification at four separate chains. The closings include the first McDonald’s location to be opened in Russia, near Pushkin Square, which is the largest in the country, as well as one near the Kremlin. In total, the international chain has over 400 outlets in Russia, and has been in operation across the country for the past 24 years.   Serious Charges Rospotrebnadzor has.. READ MORE »

August 26, 2014

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CNE Steps Up Food Safety After Year’s Cronut Crisis

Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is known for its wacky “franken-foods” – enthusiasts come from far and wide to enjoy the latest deep-fried and fast food creations. But last year, things went too far when more than 200 fairgoers were sickened by contaminated cronut burgers. It was revealed that the distributors of the much-anticipated treat failed to follow basic food safety training protocols, which resulted in the growth of staphylococcus aureus, a well-known food borne offender. Toronto Public Health said the cause of the contamination was likely poor refrigeration. The burger was later voluntarily pulled off the menu of all.. READ MORE »

August 19, 2014

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New Research Concludes Aspirin Can Prevent Cancer

It’s quite widely accepted that an aspirin a day can keep heart attack and stroke at bay. But how does it work? Aspirin interferes with your blood’s clotting action. When you bleed, your blood’s clotting cells, called platelets, build up at the site of your wound. The platelets help form a plug that seals the opening in your blood vessel to stop bleeding. But when clotting happens where it shouldn’t – like in the vessels that supply your heart with blood – an artery could get blocked, which would result in a heart attack. A daily aspirin can help keep.. READ MORE »

August 12, 2014

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5 Servings Of Fruits & Veggies Proven To Prevent Disease

It’s old news that a balanced diet – one that includes fruits and vegetables – is the key to sustaining good health. But how much is enough? Balanced for one person might mean a forkful of broccoli and a handful of grapes. For others, the pursuit of healthy eating means juicing an entire kale, three apples and a whole head of spinach – and downing it all before breakfast. But new clinical research from China and the United States has revealed then when it comes to optimizing our intake of those powerful micronutrients, five is the magic number. Tests confirm.. READ MORE »

August 5, 2014

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What You Need To Know About The Listeria Fruit Recall

Many people don’t realize that through cross-contamination, even vegetarians can contract food poisoning from animal-carried pathogens – as was the case with Listeria-tainted Sweet 2 Eat products.

July 29, 2014

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