Food safety training is a crucial part of food handler certification, but for students looking to truly make a mark in the foodservice industry, it needs to be more than just a box-ticking exercise.
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A blog with articles related to food handler certification and education on food safety related issues.
As the foodservice industry grapples with yet more lockdowns, pandemic restrictions continue to have a devastating effect on the sector. With businesses preparing for yet another period of uncertainty, many are taking advantage of the various provincial and federal Covid-19 relief programs available.
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The food industry is proving remarkably resilient despite the challenges of the pandemic, according to a recent report from safety specialists Steritech. It highlights how restaurants have integrated COVID-19 compliance into their day to day operations.
Since 1997, the mission of FoodSafetyMarket has been to help businesses protect themselves and their customers through food safety education. Over the years, we’ve seen more than 100,000 food handlers receive certification through our programs. One of our absolute favourite parts of having created so many strong business relationships over the years is being able to hear how our team helped another business take its operations to a whole new level. Everybody loves a success story, and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to generate more than a few ourselves.
Meet Mark, a Corporate Training Manager at one of Canada’s largest chain of restaurants. While his responsibilities are many, the main focus of his job is dedicated to assessing the training needs of the company’s restaurant chains, evaluating the effectiveness of these training programs, and occasionally hiring consultants.
Elaine is a Quality Assurance Manager at the head office of a large chain of Canadian restaurants, and her days are devoted to fact-checking data, collating data, and feeding all of that information into various reports. Despite how boring that sounds, Elaine loves her job because she knows she plays a key role in helping her franchise owners and everyone else in the business be the best they can be.
With the pandemic forcing restaurants to rethink their operating models, there's been a rise in so-called 'ghost kitchens' - pop-up facilities that focus on preparing and cooking food without the need for in-person dining. Some say they're at risk for improper food handling, some love them for their convenience. We take a look at what's behind this growing trend and what it means for food handlers.
Restaurant delivery sales were already surging prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic has only managed to grow them at a faster rate. The continuing popularity of delivery options has seen the creation of an entirely new type of food service business - the ghost kitchen. Not nearly as scary as they sound, ghost kitchens offer a delivery-only alternative to traditional restaurants that patrons and food service operators alike love.