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The Troubling Rise of Seafood Fraud in Canada

The Troubling Rise of Seafood Fraud in Canada

Over the last year, seafood fraud has become a major issue in Canada. Studies have shown that the majority of the seafood consumed by Canadians is mislabeled, with consumers buying and eating a completely different product than what’s advertised on the label. The tractability of seafood is the centre of many conversations in the industry, especially since so much of the seafood eaten by Canadians is imported, and customers have a right to know exactly what they’re eating, and where it’s from. Seafood fraud is a problem that plagues everybody in the food service chain, from restaurant owners and food handlers to consumers.

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Foodborne Bacteria Spotlight: Salmonella

Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella

Salmonella is a common foodborne bacteria that causes an infection called salmonellosis, affecting the digestive tract. Infection usually takes place in humans through contaminated food or water, though it can also be caused by contact with infected feces. The most common types of salmonella in North America are S.typhimurium and S.enteritidis. Other types of salmonella fall under the category of typhoidal salmonella, and cause typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever.

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Food Safety in Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Food Safety in Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Dog-friendly restaurants have quickly become all the rage, allowing patrons to bring their four-legged friends with them for a bite to eat. In many European nations, dog-friendly restaurants, patios, cafes, pubs, and bakeries are the norm, though it’s far more complicated in the US and Canada.
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How Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste

How Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste

In 2018, it was reported that Canada was one of the world’s leading food wasters, with 396 kilograms of food being wasted or lost every year. In comparison, two of Canada’s largest neighbours, the United States and Mexico, lose up to 415 kilograms and 249 kilograms respectively. The vast majority of this waste is produced by consumers, and a number of factors lead to high waste including large portions, buffets, imperfect produce, and non-standardized expiry dates.
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Reasons for Failed Health Inspections

The Most Common Reasons for Failed Health Inspections

It’s becoming more common for municipalities to make health inspection results widely available to the public, detailing when restaurants have been inspected, how many infractions were found, what those infractions were, and what action the health inspector has taken. This means that in order to maintain a positive reputation with potential customers, restaurant owners need to ensure that future health inspections are consistently successful and without infractions. Owners can develop strategies to ensure that future inspections are successful by recognizing some of the most common reasons for failed health inspections.
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