Food Safety

  • Canadian Food Innovation Network programs proving popular

    November 10, 2021
    The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) launched new Food Innovation Challenge and Innovation Booster funding programs in recent weeks, and they’re being met with great enthusiasm. The inaugural programs are connecting with food innovators across Canada and helping food sector leaders find ways to invigorate their businesses through innovation. “As a new organization launching programs amidst both a pandemic and an election, ...
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  • Testing high-touch surfaces in grocery stores for COVID-19

    October 6, 2021
    By Maleeka Singh, Lawrence Goodridge, Maria G. Corradini, Robert Hanner, and Steven Newmaster As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, and the virus continues to circulate, the transmission risks of everyday interactions may become an ongoing concern. A recent study at the University of Guelph looked at the risk of COVID-19 exposure from high-touch surfaces within grocery stores ...
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  • 3 ways restaurant staff & customers can communicate to prevent food allergy reactions

    September 24, 2021
    By Timothy Wingate, Joshua Bourdage, Malika Khakhar, and Samantha Jones Public health researchers have called food allergy reactions “a growing public health epidemic in Canada” affecting around one in 13 Canadians and one in five Canadian households. Dining out can be risky and stressful for people with allergies, in part because many restaurant employees lack the ...
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  • How carpet cleanliness affects consumer confidence

    August 18, 2021
    Impressions about cleanliness in restaurants start from the ground up, and carpet cleanliness is a key factor in creating confidence in consumers. In the wake of the pandemic, assuring visitors of a facility’s commitment to cleanliness is paramount. New research from Whittaker conducted online by The Harris Poll from Aug. 5-9, 2021, among 2,056 U.S. adults found ...
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  • Restaurant cleaning for post-pandemic challenges

    July 21, 2021
    As the world continues to re-emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, operators must be sure to prepare for the increase in foot traffic and restaurant cleaning expectations while also addressing hiring challenges. In particular, the increased hygiene and safety demands of consumers in the pandemic age mean more focus than ever before must be placed on maintaining ...
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  • U.S. follows Canada with sesame allergy labelling law

    April 28, 2021
    There is good news for consumers with a sesame allergy, as food packaging in the United States will be legally obligated to list sesame as an ingredient from the start of 2023. The newly passed Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021 denotes sesame as America’s ninth “major allergen.” The law will ...
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  • Three steps to avoiding washroom pests

    April 7, 2021
    Washroom pests should be the last thing on your guests’ minds. That’s only possible if pest management remains a focus. By Alice Sinia Washroom care is critical to creating a favourable impression. Patrons expect facilities to be in sanitary and working order, which means routine vigilance must be taken in these delicate areas. Hopefully, washroom pests are ...
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  • Dalhousie releases study of Canada’s comparative food safety

    March 26, 2021
    The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, with the financial support of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), says it is “proudly” releasing a study of Canada’s food safety regulations in comparison with those from around the industrialized world. The report is intended to identify emerging trends that should be taken into account when the Safe Food ...
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  • Retaining the divided attention of post-COVID QSR customers

    March 19, 2021
    Quick Service Restaurants face an uncertain future. Here’s how they can win in a digital marketplace with customers staying at home. By Peter Klayman With the pandemic altering the definition of “normal” across industries, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) have been amongst the fortunate few able to stay afloat. While foot traffic to fast food and casual dining ...
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  • Canadian consumer confidence in food safety rebounding

    March 15, 2021
    A new report from Dalhousie University suggests that consumer confidence in Canadian food safety is rebounding, one year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dalhousie’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, in partnership with Caddle, surveyed over 10,000 Canadians at the end of February 2021. The participants were surveyed on consumer confidence and satisfaction. Overall, there were positive ...
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  • The case for tamper-evident food packaging

    February 16, 2021
    How tamper-evident packaging improves food safety and customer satisfaction. By Paul Rutherford It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an enormous increase in restaurant delivery and takeout sales. In fact, a recent Dalhousie University study found that the number of Canadians ordering food once a week increased from 29.6% to 45.4% between the beginning ...
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  • Enhancing foodservice cleaning and safety solutions

    November 27, 2020
    COVID-19 has seen the requirements for foodservice cleaning shift. Naturally, restaurants and other facilities in this sector have always had to be particularly sanitary. But, in the time of increased focus on infection prevention and control, both operators and suppliers have had to up their game. The scope of foodservice cleaning and disinfecting measures is broad. ...
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  • Green goals in pest control are worth setting

    November 18, 2020
    A sustainable approach to integrated pest control and management protects restaurants and other facilities most effectively.
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  • 5 Canadian foodservice trends to expect in 2021

    November 13, 2020
    Technomic lifts the lid on what’s to come by assessing 5 Canadian foodservice trends we should expect in 2021.
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  • Five growing trends in food innovation

    October 20, 2020
    Nutrition For Non-Nutritionists assesses five growing food industry trends and innovations that could impact the next five to 10 years to come.
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