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Posts Tagged: Food quality assurance and quality control

Get Your Food Handling Certificate and Learn Why Enzymes Are Important

Enzymes are something many people do not think about, but they are interacting and reacting in organisms all the time. They are produced naturally in animals and plants,and they play an important role in many biochemical processes that we rely on to get nutrients every day. What does this have to do with food handling? The history and development of how enzymes are used in the production and processing of food has been an important component of manufacturing in the food industry. For example, to create some household staples, such as cheese or bread, enzymes from other animals, plants, or.. READ MORE »

3 Things Students in Food Safety Programs Should Know About Cross-Contamination

People working in the food industry have an obligation to ensure that the foods they work with are kept safe from cross-contamination. While the vast majority of food is safe, when problems do occur, such as product recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, they are often because of cross-contamination. Taking measures to prevent cross-contamination is something that should be done at every food facility, whether on the farm or in the kitchen. If you’re interested in a career in the food industry, here are three things you should know about cross-contamination. 1. Cross-Contamination Is Likely the Leading Cause of Food.. READ MORE »

Are 3D Ocean Farms the Future of Food? What Students in Food Safety Programs Can Learn

Imagine a completely new way of growing food that doesn’t just have zero impact on the environment, but actually improves it. GreenWave, an innovative organization in New York, is looking to dramatically shift the way the world farms and produces food. The company’s CEO and Executive Director, Bren Smith, has been a commercial fisherman for all his life and believes ocean farming offers promising hope for a sustainable future. Read on to learn more about 3D ocean farming and what it could mean for students in food safety programs. 3D Ocean Farming Explained for Students in a Food Safety Program.. READ MORE »

3 Things Students in Food Technology Training Should Know About Drying Food

There are plenty of unique ways to process food. Irradiation, blanching, fermentation, freezing, and drying are all methods for processing food items that are currently used in today’s food industry. Each method comes with its own unique benefits—whether it may be reducing the risk of food-borne illness, increasing storage longevity, or simply making the food item taste better. Drying is one of the oldest ways of preserving food. In fact, humans have been using this method for thousands of years. But while the method might not have changed very much over the centuries, its application has been streamlined by food.. READ MORE »

Why Canada Needs More Professionals with Food Safety Training

Canada takes food safety seriously. In fact, we have one of the best food safety systems in the world, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). In fact, the agency notes that “while no food system can guarantee zero risk, the CFIA’s comprehensive approach to inspection ensures that its resources are focused where the risk is highest and verifies the industry is producing safe food for consumers.” Of course, at the center of this world-class system are top professionals with food technology training. These diligent professionals work as production associates, food safety and quality assurance technicians, microbiologist technicians, product.. READ MORE »

Banned Food Dyes: A Guide for Students Pursuing Their Food Safety Diploma

Food colouring regulation has been one of the most controversial areas of food quality control for a long time. This is because over the years, some food dyes that were previously thought to be safe were eventually found to have harmful effects. As new studies and information have emerged, food industry professionals have quickly adapted to new regulations in order to continue to meet safety standards. That’s why some dyes that were once the norm are now strictly limited or banned altogether. And if you’re planning to pursue a food safety career, staying on top of new regulations will become.. READ MORE »

5 Common Food Safety Myths Debunked

According to new research conducted during the ‘Food Safety Month’ of November, many people are increasing their chances of food poisoning by believing a number of dangerous food safety myths. Food storage, cooking, cleaning, and of course, eating is a central part of every person’s daily life, so harbouring misconceptions about food safety can put Canadians at risk every single day. That’s why people like you are needed in the food safety profession, to set society straight on what is and isn’t safe to eat. With the right training, you can start this important work yourself. To begin on the.. READ MORE »

Apply Your Quality Assurance Training as a Product Tester

Consumers are becoming more informed in their food choices than ever before. These days, the average shopper reads every label on the products they buy, comparing nutritional value details as well as safety and allergy information. Governments around the globe have also begun imposing very strict regulations and health guidelines on the food industry, so companies must be more vigilant than ever when it comes to food quality control. For those interested in careers in food safety, this growing awareness means that they can look forward to greater opportunities in their chosen career. If you’re planning to pursue a food.. READ MORE »

The Benefits of Improved Traceability: A Food Safety Student’s Guide

Today’s consumers want to know more about the health and safety of their food. The “farm-to-table” or “factory-to-table” movement has consumers expecting comprehensive information about where food comes from and how it is handled. In a word: traceability. Increasing traceability is now a collaborative effort among today’s businesses, trade associations, industry groups, and regulatory agencies. Food quality assurance professionals are driven by government regulations and consumer pressure to promote improved traceability using consistent, interoperable data-sharing processes based on global standards. If you are planning to pursue a food safety career, read on to learn the benefits of traceability in today’s food.. READ MORE »

A Quick Guide to Food Safety for Weak Immune Systems

Many people suffer from weak immune systems. While for some this may be a result of an organ or bone marrow transplant, others may have weak immune systems due to a chronic illness like HIV or AIDS. There are also individuals who are simply born with weak immune systems and will need to form careful habits early on in their lives in order to ensure they do not become prone to dangerous diseases. When a person’s immune system doesn’t work at full capacity, their body has a difficult time fighting harmful bacteria and they run a higher risk of getting.. READ MORE »

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