Common Question Before Starting Your Career in Food industry

Canada is the second-best country to live and work because it provides numerous opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers. One of the most sought-after career streams is the food service worker. However, effortless and easy going the food industry may sound, each individual needs to undergo professional training and acquire knowledge about “How the food system works in Canada?” Because food safety is must at every workplace in Canada.

I would like to elaborate with an example – suppose, you are involved in selling food at a convenience store. As you are selling food items you are responsible to check and ensure the food is safe to eat. In order to set a standard, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has imposed federal guidelines for food safety for both domestic and international food.

Common questions and their answers, you should know about before entering the food industry:

Who is responsible for food safety?

Anyone and everyone in the food supply chain, in other words from food preparation to final packaging everyone is responsible – cook/baker, handler, packer, supervisors, managers and even the crew member are responsible for food safety. If you are working but you are unaware of the activities, you should take care of, then it could be a big problem for you. Because the mistakes such as cooking at the wrong temperature, the wrong temperature of the freezer or do not aware of when to stop using toppings or veggies can happen which can spoil the food.

What do food safety regulations refer to?

Food Safety regulations refer to practices and activities that maintain the quality of food without any contamination. Such as the meat section should always be different from the vegetarian section. Otherwise, it would count as food contamination.

How should you achieve study for food safety?

BITTS International Career College is offering both diploma courses and certificate courses for handling food safely. You can enrol in the next session by contacting admissions@bitts.ca

What are the 5 Basic Rules of Food Handling?

  • Always wash your hands before preparing each meal, after preparing each meal, and after touching surfaces.
  • Sanitation of food workplace, cuttings boards, utensils, counters, and your hands are a must.
  • Use Separate Utensils such as knives and cutting boards for both meat and vegetables.
  • Cook food for the recommended temperatures according to food safety guidelines.
  • Preserve hot foods and cold foods cold individually. Hot meals should be temperature maintained at 140 degrees Fahrenheit whereas cold meals should be maintained at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

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