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Interested in Food Technology Training? Discover the Science Behind Cured Meat

Within the field of food technology, certain workers are dedicated to establishing and maintaining standards for the safety and quality of foods. Food technology professionals help foster compliance with national and international safety and quality standards. A part of this is analyzing the molecular behaviour of food products.  The chemistry component of foods isn’t something common consumers think about a lot, unless they’re visiting an expensive restaurant where chefs use molecular gastronomy. But chemical reactions form the basis of all cooking, like when heat is added to ingredients to change their structure and taste. One type of food where chemical.. READ MORE »

A Good Time to Take Food Technology Courses? Find Out as Ontario Invests in Food Safety

The responsibility to protect consumers from foodborne illness, commonly referred to as food poisoning, belongs to all three levels of government. The average spending on food safety by the provincial Ontario government and municipalities, along with the Federal government, is approximately $105.7 million each year. If you are interested in science and understanding how food makes it onto grocery store shelves or restaurants, a career in food technology might be right for you. Why might this be a good time to train for a career in the food industry? Earlier this year, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership was announced, and the.. READ MORE »

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 or avoid: Unfavourable chemical reactions Contamination Harmful chemicals Sometimes foodborne infection can be confused with intoxication. The difference lies in that infection is caused by the actual bacteria once it is in the intestines, while intoxication comes from toxins (often created by bacteria), meaning that the physical organisms are not what make people sick. Read on for more information about food intoxication and how it occurs. Know How Food Intoxication.. READ MORE »

4 Things to Know About the Ugly Produce Trend if You’re Taking Food Technology Courses

Curious about the ugly produce trend, and its effects on the industry and environment? Read on to find out more about this fascinating way to reduce food waste.

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 »

Why Pros Working in Food Quality Control Are Considering Insects

When most people think of tasty snacks, six legs and antennae probably aren’t at the top of the list of qualities they have in mind. Using insects as ingredients in food, though, is a growing trend around the world, the unique properties of this food source making it an appealing prospect for inclusion in a number of products. Curious about why food researchers are increasingly interested in incorporating insects into future products? Here are some of the main drivers behind the trend. Insects Can Be Included in Products Rather Inconspicuously While whole insects are included in many delicious dishes, many.. READ MORE »

Pros With Food Technology Training Have Developed Healthy Ice Cream!

Getting people to eat healthy food is difficult at times, which is why some products try to pack in extra nutrients to “trick” eaters into being a little healthier. To that end, a couple of different companies have set themselves the task of creating healthy ice cream products. The mission: taste like the regular thing, but pack in nutrients you won’t find in the average tub. The results? According to tasters, so far, so good. Curious about the development of new food products and the fascinating world of food technology? Here’s a quick peek at two of the bigger names.. READ MORE »

A Fishy Precedent? Food Quality Control Agents Approve GMO Salmon for Sale in Canada

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GM foods) are beginning to become a normality in the Western consumer’s diet. Estimates show that as much as 80 per cent of packaged foods in the U.S. contain genetically modified ingredients and in 2015, 92 per cent of all corn, 94 per cent of all soybeans and 94 per cent of all cotton grown in the U.S. were genetically modified strains. The specific figures regarding Canada’s adoption of GMO crops aren’t readily available, but recently Canada’s food quality control agents have approved GMO salmon to be sold in Canada. Read on to discover more.. READ MORE »

4 Food Truck Safety Practices for Food Technology Training Students to Know

In 1936 famed hot dog producer Oscar Mayer launched its mobile hot dog cart named The Weiner Mobile. Since then, street food has gone through an extraordinary evolution, beginning with Kogi BBQ, a Korean-taco truck that is known as the first gourmet food truck. After the success of Kogi, the food truck industry blossomed into a $1.2 billion dollar industry in the U.S. and an almost $300 million dollar industry in Canada. With this rise in popularity there has been a synonymous rise in the health and safety regulations for food trucks, as food safety professionals work hard to ensure.. READ MORE »

Microbiology and Food Quality Control: What Students Should Know

Have you ever wondered how experts determine the precise, scientific degree of a food product’s safety? It’s all about microbiology. Tiny microbes in food products can tell you a great deal about that food product’s bacterial makeup, and whether or not it’s conducive to safe consumption. If you choose to work in the food technology and food safety field, you’ll learn to examine food products and ingredients for the microscopic flaws that can put consumers at risk. Food quality control professionals are employed throughout the modern food supply chain to detect spoilage and determine germ content, minimizing contamination risks and.. READ MORE »

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