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3 Essential Product Testing Skills You’ll Learn in Food Safety Training

Food product testing is an essential part of quality assurance in the food industry. It ensures that food is free of physical, chemical and biological hazards and, ultimately, that it’s safe for public consumption. By analyzing food and its content, you can check for the presence of contaminants such as metals, E. coli bacteria, salmonella, pesticides, additives, and more. Beyond verifying the safety of food products, testing also ensures that manufacturers remain compliant with regulations in the food industry. For example, nutritional labels need to be accurate, and ingredients need to be verified.  The Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma.. READ MORE »

Learn about these 4 Foodborne Pathogens in our Food Technology Diploma

Sickness from contaminated food is one of the most prevalent forms of infection. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, around 4 million Canadians suffer from a form of food poisoning each year. What’s more, 240 deaths per year are food-related. Food contamination is a result of the spread of bacteria and harmful pathogens, often from poor food handling practices. While earning your diploma in Food Safety and Technology from the Academy of Applied Sciences, you’ll have the opportunity to take “Food Microbiology,” a course which focuses on food infection, sanitation and the characteristics of various food.. READ MORE »

The Principles of HACCP: A Look for Those in a Food Safety Program

Completing the Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Program at AAPS will provide you with your food safety certification while experiencing a comprehensive yet practical, hands-on approach to learning the ins and outs of the industry. Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to complement and upgrade your existing knowledge and skills, our integrated approach will give you the confidence to develop, implement, and maintain food safety programs that comply with recognized standards.  Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an internationally recognized food safety system focused on preventing, reducing, and eliminating biological, chemical, and physical hazards. It.. READ MORE »

What You Need to Know About Food Plant Sanitation as a Food Safety Program Graduate

For anyone completing a food safety program, understanding at full length the time, resources, and procedures needed for food plant sanitation is essential. Proper sanitation, which is different from cleaning, helps prevent foodborne illness and helps protect the public. This prerequisite for food safety is something that cannot be compromised by cutting corners. At AAPS, students in our food safety program complete a course dedicated to food plant sanitation.  A comprehensive understanding of what is involved in food plant sanitation sets our students up for success no matter which direction they decide to take their careers. This integral component of.. READ MORE »

Want to Pursue Food Safety Training? A Day in the Life of a Product Testing Specialist

Product testing is an important aspect of food safety, ensuring that final products comply with existing regulations and health guidelines in the industry. Those interested in food safety can explore a future as a Product Testing Specialist after their training, utilizing their quality assurance and food technology background to ensure consumers’ safety. Becoming a Product Testing Specialist in the food industry will allow you to work in some of your favourite areas of the food industry, giving you the chance to pursue your passions through a rewarding career. Here, you’ll also be able to implement your broad skill set within.. READ MORE »

What Food Safety Program Grads Should Know About Food Fraud

With the prevalence of processed foods and the global supply chain networks that work to deliver food products worldwide, traceability in today’s food industry can be challenging to achieve. As a result, food fraud, or the misrepresentation of food products on the market, is more common than many like to think.  If you’re considering a career in food technology, safety, and quality, you’ll be trained in ensuring that products within the food and beverage industry are safe for human consumption, conducting analysis and implementing quality assurance measures in compliance with national and international standards. As part of your duties, you’ll.. READ MORE »

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Safety Programs Worldwide

From its very onset, the COVID-19 pandemic had many implications for the food industry, from causing supply chain disruptions to creating safety concerns, both for the employees involved and the food in question. Labour shortages due to outbreaks and quarantines have been issues plaguing the global food industry from 2020 onwards. If you’re pursuing a career in food quality, technology and safety, it’s likely that you’ll encounter many of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the work that you do. COVID-19 has altered a significant proportion of national and international food quality and safety standards, and within.. READ MORE »

What Those in Food Safety Training Should Know About Pasteurization

Food treatment is an important step in food production to maintain nutritional benefits and avoid harmful contamination. This includes the process of pasteurization, which is just one technique used for food conservation. A career in food safety will place you in a vital role in the food production process, where you’ll apply your specialized knowledge to implement fundamental qualities of food assurance.  Whether you want to brush up on your pre-existing skills, or are brand new to food safety and quality, the diploma program at AAPS will give you a hands-on approach to training in the field. With the state-of-the-art.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Processing Techniques for Those in Food Safety Training

A Food Technology, Safety, and Quality program takes a hands-on approach to ensuring the quality and safety of food products, allowing students to gain specialized knowledge and skills for the industry today. Implementing the fundamental principles of quality assurance is essential in the food industry to ensure that products are safe for public consumption. According to Job Bank data from the Government of Canada, the availability of positions in the food technology sector is expected to exceed the number of job seekers in the field. For those seeking a career in high demand, food safety and quality could be a.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Good Sanitation Practices for Those in Food Safety Training

A sanitation plan is crucial in any food preparation area to uphold the safety and quality of food plants. Bacteria can grow on unsanitary surfaces and contaminate any food on those surfaces. In that case, a clean work environment is essential to prevent the transmission of foodborne illness.  Proper sanitation procedures ensure that all facilities and equipment are cleaned on a  regular basis to reduce the spread of bacteria or other pathogens. With regular practice, potential food safety hazards can be eliminated at each stage of the production cycle. The core of any sanitation plan is knowing the suitable protocols.. READ MORE »