Food Safety Certification

After Your Food Safety Program Here’s What You Should Know About Food Intoxication

Unlike parasites or other infections, food intoxication happens when ingested food contains toxins that make consumers sick. Proper food preparation and processing is very important, to be sure to minimize…
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Considering Food Safety Certification? Check Out the New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

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…
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What Students in Food Safety Training Need to Know About the Matcha Trend

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…
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Masters student Kylah Smith collects blueberries after passing through the radio frequency machine behind her--College of Agriculture and Environmental Science Tuesday, May, 19, 2009, in Athens. (Photo/John Amis)

FTSQ Co-op Students Are Learning From the Best in the Industry

Getting an education is one thing, putting that knowledge to good use is another. AAPS students enrolled in our Food Technology, Safety and Quality diploma program are taking the opportunity…
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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…
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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,…
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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,…
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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.

Salmonella Scandal: “Chicken King” Faces Jail Time

Jack Decoster, the Iowa “Chicken King” faces felony charges in connection with the 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened almost 2000 people and forced the recall of 500 million eggs. DeCoster and his son, Peter, have been indicted with fraud for misbranding eggs, and with the attempted bribery of a USDA official.

“Got Raw Milk?” Advocates Push for Legalization in Canada

Is fresher always better? Advocates of the increasingly popular agri-food movement tell us to buy organic, protest GMOs, and always favour the least processed foods. All of this certainly sounds…
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