Food Safety

  • 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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  • Why restaurants should consider ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation

    October 14, 2020
    Communicating cleanliness to patrons has never been more important than in this global pandemic. By Tom Nightingale It sounds strange to say it during an ongoing pandemic, but we’re arguably already living in a cleaner world. COVID-19 has brought a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfecting, and infection control and one quantifiable way to show that is through ...
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  • Ontario implementing additional public health measures in restaurants

    October 2, 2020
    Ontario is setting an indoor capacity limit at restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments to the number of patrons who can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other patron, to a maximum of 100 patrons.
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  • Learning the lessons of COVID-19 food service operations

    September 25, 2020
    Canadian food service operations have faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consulting firm fsSTRATEGY outlines some takeaways.
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