Dalhousie releases study of Canada’s comparative food safety

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 […]

Canadian consumer confidence in food safety rebounding

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 […]

The case for tamper-evident food packaging

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 […]

Why restaurants should consider ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation

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 […]

Restaurant delivery and COVID-19: How to carry out food-safety measures along with meals

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 […]

COVID-19 Portal

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Rouxbe offers free food safety course for foodservice industries

Press Release March 17, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia — Starting today, Rouxbe, the leading online culinary training program, is offering a free course on food safety to any foodservice organization. Learning about food safety is an important step in preventing illness from unsafe foods or through the transmission of disease from food handlers, including the coronavirus. The […]

The proactive restaurant owner’s guide to coronavirus

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 […]