Posts Tagged: Food handling program

3 Riskiest Foods on Grocery Store Shelves

11 million Canadians suffer from food poisoning every year. While most people who get sick only suffer milder symptoms that don’t need treatment, a percentage of those infected will require hospitalization, and a small percent die as a result of their illness. Milder symptoms of food poisoning include: nausea and/or vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain headaches weakness mild fever Severe food poisoning, on the other hand, can lead to bloody stools, extreme pain, kidney failure, and seizures. The Center for Disease Control collected 10 years’ worth of data of food poisoning specifically in the United States, in order to determine which.. READ MORE »

Cook-in-Bag Chicken and other Solutions to Cross Contamination

A food handling program teaches that cross contamination occurs when harmful bacteria spreads to food from other food, surfaces, hands or equipment. Cross-contamination commonly occurs if equipment used for raw food preparation is then used for cooked or ready-to-eat food. We’ll examine some preventative measures taken to eliminate cross contamination in the packaging industry, as well as what retailers in the UK are offering-up in their product lines to lower the risk of salmonella poisoning as well as other harmful risks associated with cross contamination. Food Safety Regulations Prompt Manufacturers to Reconsider Equipment Around the world, food manufacturers face mounting concerns about safety and.. READ MORE »