Health and Safety
Now, in its second year, WSIB’s Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards recognized outstanding health and safety programs in small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have found that the cleanliness of restaurant employees is vital to customer perceptions of food safety, equally as important as a clean environment and hygienic food preparation.
Your physically demanding career means that you should treat your muscles like a professional athlete to avoid aches and pains.
Good Boucher brand lean beef has been recalled due to E.Coli strain 0157:H7. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) named Goodfood Market Corp as the company involved.
I shot up in bed covered with sweat. Scrambling, I went to throw on my clothes and run to the door to meet the delivery person on time at the shop. Then, something made me stop and grab my phone. I looked at the time: 11 p.m.
With consumers’ changing eating habits, the implementation of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the number of recalls over the past few years including the most recent one for wheat flour, the baking industry is looking at food safety through a magnifying lens to address these changes.
Consumer Reports offers five tips for managing food safety with flour in the wake of Canada's e.coli outbreak. |READ MORE
Rockville, Maryland – In an effort to help food manufacturers and retailers make informed decisions about ingredients and products in their portfolios that may have a greater potential of being adulterated, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has launched an update to its Food Fraud Database (FFD 2.0), reportedly the largest collection of food fraud records in the world.
Among developed nations, consumers can be reassured that existing and emerging food handling safety standards are working hard to keep populations safe. But as attendees at the recent 12th annual North American Summit on Food Safety learned, the most significant threat to our food supply today is food fraud.
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released a new training video to educate managers and service associates in fresh perishable departments on food allergens and offers tips on how to engage consumers on the subject.
Toronto - Safe Food Canada is collaborating with the Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC) to develop an introductory online food safety course addressing Preventive Control Plans (PCP). 
Sydney, N.S. - McFadgen's Bakery has been fined just over $27,000 after pleading guilty to a violation stemming from an accident where a baker's helper lost three fingers, reports Cape Breton Post. |READ MORE
I was privy to a conversation that I fear is becoming all too typical. Well, I wasn’t so much privy as I happened to overhear an exchange between customer and hairdresser in a salon (an iconic hub of gossip). The exchange between patron and stylist went something like this:Hairdresser: “That’s good you used ginger.”Customer: “Yes, it’s good for so many things.”Hairdresser, excitedly: “Did you know it’s a blood thinner?”Customer, impressed: “No, wow!”     I’ve heard of ginger as an aid to curbing nausea, but I had never heard that it was a blood thinner. It was a surprising nutritional claim, and I wondered if it was true.
One day, during lunch break, a construction worker opened his lunchbox, pulled out two sandwiches, hoisted them aloft, and cried to the heavens in anguish, “Not peanut-butter sandwiches again!”The next day, he opened his lunchbox, peered inside, and wailed in agony, “Not peanut butter sandwiches again!”
The holidays are a rush. Literally. You are staffed up, ovens are humming, sales are surging and it smells of sugar and spice everywhere. You’ve got last minute customers and your own last minute shopping. Gift sets to create and gift sets to buy. Holiday samples and holiday parties. For many, the Christmas season is as exhausting as it is fun. This sentiment can double for those whose businesses boom during this time.  
The food industry faces a number of pest concerns, but pantry pests – or stored product pests – are one of its greatest.
Baked goods, like all other foods, must be safe when consumed. At the same time, they need to deliver excellent taste and texture. Over the many years of producing such foods, the baking industry has relied on a multitude of ingredients to ensure safety and good quality.
Washington – The top food safety concern among Americans is "chemicals in food" and no longer "foodborne illness," illustrating a gap  between perceived risk and actual risk, suggested the International Food Information Council Foundation's 2015 Food and Health Survey.
Don’t let their size fool you; small flies can be one of the biggest pest threats to bakeries. Attracted to the dough, yeast and moisture found inside, bakeries provide everything these pests need to survive and can be ideal breeding grounds if proper fly control is not maintained.
April 16, 2015, Cologne, Germany -- Bakers must make crucial food safety step changes beyond the oven, particularly with implementation of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) ongoing, warns a food safety specialist. | READ MORE
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