Food Safety Market Blog

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

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.

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.