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Takeout and Delivery Food Safety

Takeout and Delivery Food Safety

Food Safety for Takeout and Meal Delivery

In the age of smartphones, Netflix, and Uber, convenience and speed are qualities that everybody wants, especially when it comes to spending a night in with some delicious food. The rise of convenient and inexpensive food delivery apps has made takeout and home meal delivery apps such as Skip the Dishes even more popular than they were in the past. Many people simply don’t have the time to cook a full meal after a full day of work. In this new age of convenience and speed, it’s unfortunately all too easy to overlook one of the biggest issues plaguing the delivery sector: food safety. Here’s what food service establishments, delivery staff, and consumers need to know in order to make every meal delivery a safe one.

Can you serve raw meat?

Can you serve raw meat?

Can Raw Meat Dishes Be Prepared Safely?

Dishes containing raw meat products like beef and fish have, and continue to be, a popular choice among Canadians - some of the reasons cited by foodies include taste and tenderness of raw meat dishes. With the popularity of dishes made from raw meat, it’s clear that too few people actually stop and consider the major risks involved with eating raw meat dishes.   Public Health Ontario recently conducted a study  on the subject of raw meat dishes, bringing information to light about the consequences of consuming raw meat and the existing regulations in place to protect consumers.

Combat Negative Reviews Online

Combat Negative Reviews Online

How to Combat Negative Online Reviews For Your Foodservice Business

Customer feedback can help shape any business and better recognize meet the expectations and needs of customers - this is especially true for foodservice establishments. Earning a negative review can cost you revenue and less your organization’s reputation, making it extremely important for foodservice professionals to take these reviews seriously and find a way to combat them or make them right. Here’s what you need to know about how your restaurant or foodservice business can combat negative reviews online.

Stepping up food safety at home

Stepping up food safety at home

Canadians: You Need to Step Up Your Home Food Safety Game

Most Canadians are vigilant and aware of food safety processes when dining out, but multiple studies show that they are not nearly as aware of their own food safety practices in the home.   A recent poll conducted by the federal government  revealed that Canadians are actually becoming less aware of proper food handling and preparation guidelines, as well as the dangers associated with foodborne illnesses. The study revealed that even pregnant women and seniors responded that they do not feel more at risk for developing foodborne illness or food poisoning.

Don't be a Victim of Food Fraud

Don't be a Victim of Food Fraud

How to Make Sure Your Foodservice Business Isn’t a Victim of Food Fraud

Your customers deserve the highest quality food and complete transparency about where that food originated from - this is complicated through widespread incidences of food fraud. Food fraud is the deliberate misrepresentation of food products offered through foodservice establishments and other food sale outlets for monetary gain. Often, many establishments are completely unaware that it has taken place as it can take place at any time in the supply chain. It’s important for foodservice professionals to understand how you can ensure that your business is not a victim of this shady practice in the future.

Food Safety & Weddings: Precautions for Caterers & DIY Weddings

Food Safety & Weddings: Precautions for Caterers & DIY Weddings
The summer wedding season is here. Weddings have a whole host of potential issues - one of the least talked about of which is food safety. DIY weddings are increasing in popularity, with the hosts trying to take on as much responsibility as possible in order to control costs. Whether you’re looking at choosing between a caterer or taking a DIY approach, or you’re a foodservice company working hard in wedding season, here are a few examples to show why you should always keep food safety in mind.

Hepatitis A and Foodservice Workers

Hepatitis A and Foodservice Workers

Customer exposures to Hepatitis A have seen a major increase throughout the first half of the year, with cases appearing in the US in Arkansas, Indiana, and California as well as other states, resulting in a multi-state outbreak of around 1,200 patients which led to the deaths of at least 40 people. Governing bodies are urging all North American food service workers to ensure that they are vaccinated against the easily transmittable Hepatitis A virus - especially in communities near the infected areas or workers who travel often. Here’s what food service workers and restaurant owners need to know about the relationship between Hepatitis A and the food service industry.

BBQ Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Grilling

BBQ Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Grilling
Although some Canadians enjoy their barbecues all year round, the hot summer season is when most people choose to fire up their grills and invite their friends and family for an enjoyable time in the sun. As with any type of cooking, there are a variety of food safety considerations to take into account this summer to avoid foodborne illness and ensure that your grilling season goes according to plan.

Dangers of Food Recalls

Dangers of Food Recalls
A recent study conducted by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia revealed   shocking revelations about Canadians and their relationship with food recalls. The study, lead by Dean of Management Sylvain Charlebois, revealed that Canadians regularly underestimate the severity of food contamination and food recalls, instead putting their trust into a system which many experts believe is not properly communicating the hazards of recalled food with the public.