Food Safety Market Blog

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

How Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste

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Kevin Freeborn 30-Sep-2019 4:00:00 PM
How Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste
In 2018, it was reported that Canada was one of the world’s leading food wasters, with 396 kilograms of food being wasted or lost every year. In comparison, two of Canada’s largest neighbours, the United States and Mexico, lose up to 415 kilograms and 249 kilograms respectively. The vast majority of this waste is produced by consumers, and a number of factors lead to high waste including large portions, buffets, imperfect produce, and non-standardized expiry dates.

8 Unexpected Foods That Can Make You Sick

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Kevin Freeborn 6-Sep-2019 10:30:00 AM
8 Unexpected Foods That Can Make You Sick
According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly one in six Americans are infected with foodborne bacteria every year. From poultry and beef to raw vegetables and eggs, there are countless food products that can get you sick if they are not handled safely. While most people are aware of the most common sources of food poisoning or foodborne illness, there are many unexpected foods that too many people don’t take seriously enough when preparing or storing. Here are 8 unexpected food products that can make you sick.

Meet the Team at The Food Safety Market!

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Kevin Freeborn 29-Aug-2019 11:30:00 AM
Meet the Team at The Food Safety Market!
The team at Food Safety Market has done a great  deal to make the organization the  national success it has become. Each member of the FSM team brings something unique to the organization, helping us to develop the most comprehensive food safety training programs possible and maintain our reputation for excellence and superior customer service.

Rodent Control and Food Safety in a Food Service Business

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Kevin Freeborn 16-Aug-2019 4:00:00 PM
Rodent Control and Food Safety in a Food Service Business
A   large rodent inside a Vancouver 7-Eleven beverage cooler made the news in July  after being photographed and filmed by customers. This comes just four months after a March incident where a   rat was found in a customer’s bread bowl at a Vancouver chowder restaurant. These recent incidents have reinforced the importance of food service businesses knowing how to prevent and control rodents, and how they affect food safety in these establishments.

Artificial Intelligence and Your Food

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Kevin Freeborn 16-Aug-2019 1:51:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence and Your Food

How Will AI Help You Manage Food Safety?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is very quickly gaining traction in a wide variety of industries, transforming the working world by streamlining processes, informing decision making, and allowing employees to be more efficient than ever before. Healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and education are just a few of the industries currently being revolutionized by AI, with the technology also making a significant impact on many aspects of food safety and the food service sector.

What You Need to Know About Food Safety for Farmers' Markets

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Kevin Freeborn 15-Jul-2019 2:30:00 PM
What You Need to Know About Food Safety for Farmers' Markets
One of the best ways to spend a beautiful summer day is to take a stroll through your local farmers market, where vendors from around the community offer delicious treats, farm-fresh produce, and genuine handmade items that can’t be rivalled by big box stores. If you’re planning to showcase some of your wares at a local farmers market this summer season, it’s important that you recognize the food safety risks associated with farmers markets, and what you can do to ensure the safest possible experience for your customers.