Food Safety Market Blog

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

8 Unexpected Foods That Can Make You Sick

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!

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

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

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

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.

Food Safety Training Gives Your Brand a Competitive Edge

Food Safety Training Gives Your Brand a Competitive Edge
Canadians are getting more serious about food safety. Many municipalities now make it possible for the public to view the results of food safety inspections online at any time, putting crucial information into the hands of thousands of potential customers around the country. Instead of worrying about not passing your next food safety inspection, you can instead use food safety training to ensure that your food service establishment never has to worry about inspection results again. Additionally a food safety incident can mean multiple negative reviews on various platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Food safety training is becoming more and more important to foodservice businesses from a marketing perspective, so it’s important that you and your staff know how to use it to gain a competitive edge.

Refrigerated Food Storage Guidelines for Your Food Service Business

Refrigerated Food Storage Guidelines for Your Food Service Business

One of the best ways to ensure that the food served by your establishment is consistently safe is by knowing how to store it properly. This is especially true for refrigerated food, which can be quickly contaminated by harmful germs when stored improperly or at improper temperatures. Not only can improper storage practices lead to customers developing foodborne illness, but it can also lead to a degradation in food quality, increased food waste, and lost revenue.

New Measures to Reduce Salmonella Cases in Canada

New Measures to Reduce Salmonella Cases in Canada

The beginning of April 2019 saw the arrival of new food safety regulations for frozen breaded chicken products in Canada. These regulations aim to reduce the amount of salmonella outbreaks in Canada, many of which stem from infected or improperly prepared frozen breaded chicken products, often resulting in mass product recalls. It’s estimated that each year there are around 87,500 cases of salmonella infections around Canada, with more than 550 being directly attributed to frozen breaded chicken products since May 2017.