Food Safety Market Blog

A blog with articles related to food handler certification and education on food safety related issues.

COVID Concepts: Smarter Scheduling

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Kevin Freeborn 7-May-2020 12:45:00 PM
COVID Concepts: Smarter Scheduling

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the foodservice industry is forced to adapt in order to survive unpredictable times. New practices and processes are being adopted by restaurants to protect food handlers and customers from COVID-19. With the reopening of the country seemingly on the horizon, it is critical that the foodservice industry take appropriate measures to continue protecting those that rely on it the most. 

COVID Concepts: Wellness Reporting for Restaurants

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Kevin Freeborn 17-Apr-2020 3:54:00 PM
COVID Concepts: Wellness Reporting for Restaurants

The foodservice industry is currently facing an unprecedented challenge in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has forced businesses to adopt brand new practices and processes to ensure that they can still get food and beverages to customers safely and efficiently. From getting serious about food safety to offering revolutionary services like contactless delivery, there are plenty of strategies restaurants can adopt in order to adapt to these strange circumstances. 

Is Food Delivery Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Kevin Freeborn 9-Apr-2020 11:51:00 AM
Is Food Delivery Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changing nearly every aspect of our lives, many have come to rely on food delivery as a source of comfort during these difficult times. As the demand for takeout and delivery increases, restaurants have temporarily waived delivery fees and focused their efforts on offering the safest possible takeout experience for customers. COVID-19 has been shown to live on surfaces like cardboard for up to 24 hours, and multiple days on plastic and stainless steel surfaces. Naturally, this has led to questions about the safety of delivery and takeout options. 

Coronavirus and Food Safety: Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Food?

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Kevin Freeborn 9-Mar-2020 10:39:00 AM
Coronavirus and Food Safety: Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Food?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected more than 36 million people worldwide [updated as of October 10], prompting many to worry about transmission of the virus, especially with regards to our eating habits. The respiratory virus, which has recently made its way to North America, presents symptoms including coughing, fever, shortness of breath, but can lead to pneumonia, kidney failure, and severe acute respiratory syndrome in more severe cases. Here’s what you need to know about coronavirus and food safety. 

A food handler certification hosted on your Learning Management System

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Kevin Freeborn 4-Feb-2020 11:15:00 AM
A food handler certification hosted on your Learning Management System
Businesses invest a great deal of money and resources into their Learning Management System (LMS), which streamlines employee training, centralizes learning, provides an interactive environment for learners, and lowers time and costs associated with training and development. This investment can be leveraged by restaurants and food service business by implementing a food handler certification training solution that integrates with your preexisting LMS.

Want Your Food Handlers certified with Online Food Safety Training?

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Kevin Freeborn 10-Jan-2020 11:41:00 AM
Want Your Food Handlers certified with Online Food Safety Training?
Online Having certified food handlers is the only way for your foodservice business to avoid the risk of reputation damage brought on by failed health inspections and causing customers to develop foodborne illness or food poisoning. In the majority of Canadian provinces and territories, businesses are required by law to hire staff with proper food handler certifications.

How Canadians Can Report Food Safety Concerns

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Kevin Freeborn 12-Dec-2019 12:20:00 PM
How Canadians Can Report Food Safety Concerns
It’s important for consumers to report food safety concerns and violations. This helps provincial health units respond quickly and effectively to urgent concerns or violations before they can affect large groups of people.
 
Reporting concerns also allows restaurants and foodservice providers to identify employees who may require additional food safety training, or who may not be taking best practices seriously. In Canada, there are a variety of different ways to report your food safety concerns - it usually depends on which province or territory you reside in and what kind of establishment you’re filing a concern about.
 

Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

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Kevin Freeborn 15-Nov-2019 4:00:00 PM
Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella

One of the best ways to avoid contracting or spreading a foodborne illness is to educate yourself on what it is, what causes it, and how you can work to prevent it. Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne illnesses, affecting up to 1.2 million people worldwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that salmonella causes about 450 deaths and 23,000 hospitalizations each year. Between 2009 to 2013, an average of 6,500 cases of salmonellosis were reported in Canada each year