Food Safety Market Blog

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

Posts by Kevin Freeborn:

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

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

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?

Want Your Food Handlers certified with Online Food Safety Training?
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

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

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

How Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste

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.