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Do Pet Food Factories Have The Same Food Safety Rules As Human Plants? pet food image

Do Pet Food Factories Have The Same Food Safety Rules As Human Plants?

Most Canadians understand and trust that government regulations protect their food, even if they don’t know the exact processes behind it. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tests and regulates food products intended for human consumption, and each province has safety laws and regulations.  But what about pet food? The Safe Food for Canadians Act …

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Three Ways Machine Maintenance Prevents Food Safety Emergencies

Machine maintenance is the work that keeps mechanical assets running with minimal downtime. Regardless of size, all food handling or distribution centers need comprehensive plans that account for predictive, prescriptive, and condition-based maintenance. This way, they will be ready for any problems – or stop them before they can affect the facility at all. A …

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Do Food Businesses Get Warnings Before Fines About Lack Of HACCP Certification? haccp certification image

Do Food Businesses Get Warnings Before Fines About Lack Of HACCP Certification?

Many companies across the food processing and handling industry are not mandated by law to implement Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards. However, some Canadian industries, like federally registered meat and poultry establishments, must have HACCP certification to operate legally. It’s a requirement for receiving their registration and licensing – no HACCP, no license.  …

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Why Have Recent Studies Shown EU Food Safety Procedures Are Lacking? food safety image

Why Have Recent Studies Shown EU Food Safety Procedures Are Lacking?

In the European Union, public trust in both national authorities and wider EU institutions is fairly high – 60% and 58% respectively, according to the most recent World Food Safety Day report. However, reports also show that Europeans have a limited understanding of how their food safety system works. It’s not surprising that other recent …

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What Goes Into Product Tracking Procedures To Prevent Foodborne Illness? procedures image

What Goes Into Product Tracking Procedures To Prevent Foodborne Illness?

Canada enjoys one of the safest food systems in the world. The security comes from vigilance at all levels of the food industry, one which attempts to track and secure products and ingredients from picking to processing to consumption.  When a foodborne illness is detected, this system goes to work to ensure it doesn’t spread. …

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Can You Still Consume Freezer Burnt Food? freezer burn image

Can You Still Consume Freezer Burnt Food?

Freezer burn affects almost everyone – just about all consumers have a cut of meat or bag of veggies that gets lost at the bottom of the freezer. Some people will take out a steak or bag of sausages, see some discolouration, and think it’s ruined. That’s not always the case!  

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