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 an important milestone in food safety, and it’s meant to improve safety even further, while also adding in several other benefits to businesses. Let’s take a look at why the SFCR is important, why it’s being implemented, and what the changes mean for food businesses and your career. The SFCR Is Designed to Standardize Food Safety Regulations Previously, 14 sets of regulations governed the food industry, such as Meat Inspection.. READ MORE »
If you dream of working in the food industry, there’s a world of opportunity that awaits. Whether you want to open your own place, or work in the bustling kitchen of an established restaurant, a career in the food industry can be a lot of fun. However, to access these careers you need to have passed the food handler exam and obtained your certification. There’s an important reason for this: food handling practices can have a big impact on the safety of the foods we consume. An item that has been improperly stored, left at the incorrect temperature, or handled.. READ MORE »
Often, certain ingredients make their way into the public sphere and catch the population’s attention because of their rumoured health benefits. This is certainly the case with matcha, which has ballooned in popularity in recent years. But before individuals can consume matcha, there are a number of processes it must undergo before the ingredient is ready for consumption. For those aiming to enter the food industry, learn what there is to know about matcha. What is Matcha? Matcha is a ground powder made from a plant called camellia sinensis, which is the same plant used to make teas. What separates.. READ MORE »
A salmonella outbreak damages the reputation of food producers and restaurants, so bacterial prevention is a key focus during food handling certificate studies.
Mastering the dos and don’ts of safe food storage is a must for those with a food handling certificate. Learn the secrets behind storing foods safely.
Ever since the days of venturing to the far north, cutting huge blocks of ice from the ground and water, and hauling that ice down south to stock in iceboxes, refrigeration has been important to food safety. As technology and research have progressed to the plug-in refrigerators with adjustable cooling that we know today, we’ve steadily learned more about how best to prolong the life of foods through refrigeration, and use the technology to transport and store goods safely. Without question, refrigeration is one of the essential technologies for the modern food industry. Want to learn a bit more? Here.. READ MORE »