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Interested in Food Quality Training? Here’s a Brief History of Processed Food

Processed food has a wide-reaching definition. The USDA defines a food as processed if it has undergone any changes to its natural state. This can include foods that have been washed, cut, heated, pasteurized, cooked, canned, frozen, dehydrated, and more.  Nearly all food is processed in some way. As humans, we have been processing food nearly since the inception of our species. As a professional in food quality control, it’s important to know what food processing means, its implications, and its history. Here’s a brief overview of the history of food processing.  Early History of Processed Foods  Humans have been.. READ MORE »

3 Little-Known Facts About Best Before Dates and Food Safety

Are best before dates and expiry dates the same thing? Here’s a look at what the two terms mean, and how they affect food safety and food waste in Canada.

Moon Milk: The Sleeping Aid That’s Making Students in Food Safety Training Curious

There’s been no shortage of fun food trends over the last few years. Unicorn frappes, mermaid food, and other beautiful and tasty options have taken over social media platforms. Now people from all over the world swear by the rumoured sleep-inducing properties of Moon Milk, a simple drink that combines milk and herbal supplements and spices. Everyone has their own unique recipe, which many like to showcase on social media platforms such as Pinterest. Are you an ambitious student with a desire to carve out a career for yourself in the food industry? Here is a comprehensive guide on this.. READ MORE »

How Vegan Cheese Went From Yuck to Yum: An Overview for Students of Food Quality Control

The phrase “vegan cheese” is often met with skepticism by vegans and omnivores alike. For many eco-conscious eaters, the prospect of giving up cheese is the final barrier that prevents them from making the leap from vegetarianism to veganism. This is because, up until quite recently, vegan cheese options were fairly limited and dissimilar from the original dairy product. However, through developments in food science, safety, and quality, vegan cheese has become a much more palatable option for anyone who needs to remove dairy from their diets. These innovations could also have important implications for food quality control and assurance.. READ MORE »

Why Pros with Food Safety Training Trust Canning to Prevent Spoilage

The process of canning as we know it can be traced as far back as the early 1800s and the efforts of Parisian Chef Nicolas Appert. When first beginning to look for ways to preserve his culinary creations, Appert thought that oxygen was what caused spoilage and that food could be preserved by minimizing air flow. He soon discovered that he was partially right. After further investigation, he also realized that heating an item could help preserve it. With this in mind, he began to preserve food by applying heat and putting it into a glass jar, corking it like.. READ MORE »

Studying Food Quality Control? How Chemical Processes Can Affect Food

When a food changes, whether while cooking, rotting, or browning, a complex chemical process is taking place. These chemical processes can make our food tastier, change texture, or even go bad and make us sick. As a result, food quality professionals around the world need to understand the chemical processes that affect food. By understanding what’s going on within our food on a microscopic level, professionals can take extra precautions to keep them delicious and safe to eat. If you’re considering enrolling in a food quality diploma program, read on to discover several important chemical processes that can affect food… READ MORE »

What Students in Food Safety Programs Can Learn From the 3 Biggest Food Safety Incidents

As an aspiring food safety professional you will play an important role in ensuring that the food in fridges and pantries across the country—and even around the world—is safe to eat. Your comprehensive education will train you to foresee potential safety mishaps and prevent them from happening. With your knowledge and training, you might even save lives as you help ensure the safety of anyone who consumes the food you handle. For students interested in food safety and quality assurance, a lot can be learned from these food safety incidents. Read on to discover how these catastrophes hold valuable lessons… READ MORE »

3 Ways Food Safety Training Pros Say Online Food Ordering May Lead To Better Health

How do you know what food is the safest and healthiest to eat? Nowadays, there are so many options—cooking, going out, ordering over the phone, ordering online—that it can be difficult to pinpoint which is the best option for you. While each has benefits, ranging from the amount of effort required to the amount of time before eating, food safety professionals now believe that ordering food online is the best bet on the road to improving health. Read on to find out three reasons food safety professionals believe that ordering food online is beneficial. 1. Grads of Food Safety Programs.. READ MORE »

Canned Controversy: EU Leaders Highlight Food Quality Control Risks of BPA

BPA is an acronym that stands for bisphenol A, and is an industrial chemical that has been used to make plastics since the 1960s. It’s often found in plastic containers that are used to store food and water, as well as the inside coating of food cans. Recently, some studies have pointed to the potential for BPA to “leech” into food products stored in these containers. On top of that, concerns have emerged over a possible link between adverse health effects and the presence of BPA in food or beverages. As a result, some companies and governments are working to.. 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 »

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