Food Safety

  • Serving food safely during COVID-19

    April 6, 2020
    Republished with permission from Nutrition for Non-Nutritionists, Since COVID19 arrived, you already know about the importance of hand washing. This is a great first step in handling food safely. Remember to use the WHO method to wash your hands every time before touching food or setting the table. When it comes to serving food safely, there are some ...
    Read more about this post
  • Restaurant delivery and COVID-19: How to carry out food-safety measures along with meals

    April 2, 2020
    By Alice Sinia, PhD, Quality Assurance Manager – Regulatory/Lab Services, Orkin Canada In these unprecedented times surrounding the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 on a global scale, personal and communal safety remain at the top of everyone’s concerns. With constant news updates and social media at play, there is a large amount of information spreading ...
    Read more about this post
  • COVID-19 Portal

    March 17, 2020
    MediaEdge Communications is a leader in providing print and digital media products for foodservice professionals, such as Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News magazine, our weekly Restobiz Bytes E-Newsletter, our website, the @RestobizCRFN social channels, and our annual Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show. We are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 public-health situation very closely, and deeply ...
    Read more about this post
  • The proactive restaurant owner’s guide to coronavirus

    March 4, 2020
    The increasing spread of coronavirus continues to make headlines around the world, and business owners and operators across all industries are paying attention. It’s imperative for professionals in the restaurant and foodservice industry to do the same. As of this week, there are more than 94,000 confirmed cases around the world. There are currently just over ...
    Read more about this post
  • A sanitation schedule to scrub out pests

    March 2, 2020
    By Alice Sinia, PhD Customers expect a sanitary and pleasant dining experience each and every time they visit your restaurant – and that includes trusting that pests will not interfere with their meal or make them sick. Certainly, any pest caught loitering in or around a restaurant can cause damage to one’s hard-earned reputation and can ...
    Read more about this post
  • Big Little Problems: How to manage warm weather pests

    August 15, 2019
    By Alice Sinia Just as people go outside to enjoy the warm weather during summer months, pests venture away from their hiding places in search of food and shelter, and restaurants offer pests plenty of resources to help them survive. With the season’s balmy weather, be sure to shield your space from pests by strengthening your ...
    Read more about this post
  • Avoiding the top five front-of-house cleaning mistakes

    April 23, 2019
    By David E. Smith, ESP A clean and inviting environment is essential to a great restaurant experience, which is what brings customers back for repeat visits. But if front-of-house cleaning is so important to business success, why is it often done by staff with no training on how to do it properly? The answer is simple: too ...
    Read more about this post
  • Unwanted Guests: How to keep pests out in the cold

    January 28, 2019
    By Alice Sinia, PhD When it comes to the right recipe for pest protection in your restaurant, so much depends on your staff’s knowledge of the pesky critters. For the most effective pest management program, your employees need to understand their role, including how they can be vigilant and observant. The best pest management comes down ...
    Read more about this post
  • Catfished: Mislabelled seafood is the new normal

    October 15, 2018
    By Gregory Furgala How sure are you that what you bought is what you paid for? Organic labels have found themselves on non-organic produce, wood pulp has been found in Parmigiano and saffron is occasionally cut with corn silk and cotton thread. Food fraud isn’t a new phenomenon. The Roman Empire established an entire bureaucracy to ...
    Read more about this post
  • Pest guests: How to fend off flies and other unwelcome critters

    June 4, 2018
    By Alice Sinia Flies are the most frequently encountered pest at restaurants. According to survey findings released by Orkin, half of restaurant patrons reported a pest sighting in the past year, and 95 per cent of those included flies. While they may not seem as threatening as wasps, flies can carry twice as many disease-causing pathogens ...
    Read more about this post
  • Hospitality c-suite strategist reveals “Internet of Things,” a key new technology in foodservice

    May 2, 2018
    By Merilee Kern When British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, referring to a network connecting not just people but the everyday objects around them, it was a concept both fantastical and futuristic. But with a new emphasis on food safety engendered by the sweeping reforms of the FDA Food Safety ...
    Read more about this post
  • Prevent pests from flooding your restaurant

    March 26, 2018
    By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. The combination of torrential rain and melting snow during springtime can overwhelm river and drainage systems in places throughout Canada. While some areas are hit harder than others, provinces across the country are all at risk for potential flooding. As those waters recede, accumulated debris begins to attract pests like flies and ...
    Read more about this post
  • Keep pests off the menu this winter

    December 6, 2017
    By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your restaurant ...
    Read more about this post
  • Keep pests away from your restaurant’s waste

    May 25, 2017
    By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. Nothing ruins a lunch quite like a cockroach scuttling across the table. Unfortunately, by offering an unlimited supply of food, water and shelter, restaurants can be an oasis for common pests like cockroaches and flies. What many restauranteurs fail to realize, however, is that a pest problem inside oftentimes originates from the outside ...
    Read more about this post
  • Food allergies: New survey shines spotlight on shared responsibility

    May 18, 2017
    By Food Allergy Canada Food allergy is one of the leading causes of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. As a very small amount of a food allergen, when ingested, can cause a serious allergic reaction, avoidance is key to staying safe. Currently, there is no cure for food allergy. With more than 2.5 million Canadians impacted by food ...
    Read more about this post