food safety certification

4 Things to Know About Food Facility Audits for Food Safety Students

Safety is a paramount concern when working in the food industry. From processing plants to restaurants, food facilities in Canada are subject to stringent safety laws. These laws are enforced…

Is Canada Banning Trans Fat? What Students Earning Their Food Safety Certification Need to Know

For years, the perils of eating trans fats have been fairly well documented. They are said to be contributors to a number of health issues, with heart illnesses being of…

3 Tips On Good Hygienic Practices For Students Getting their Food Safety Certification

Cleanliness is of the utmost importance when handling food. Failing to follow good hygienic practices can lead to the spread of illnesses or allergens, potentially turning healthy foods unsafe. If…

Not So Cool: A Guide To The Cucumber Crisis For Food Safety Diploma Students

In an ongoing investigation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have linked nearly a thousand cases of Salmonella Poona infection in 38 states to cucumbers imported from…

What’s In Your Honey? Common Brands Stripped Of Pollen

The health-conscious sweet-lovers among us are perpetually in search of healthier sources of sugar – alternatives to the white refined stuff, or artificial “diet” options.  For many dessert enthusiasts, that…

Food Handling Certificate: An Industry Must-Have

Every year, around 4 million Canadians fall victim to food borne illness. Signs of sickness may set in right away – or take weeks to show themselves. And symptoms range…

New Study Shows Sugar Slows Down Our Brains

Many people reach for a can of soda when they’re feeling groggy and need an energy boost. We think all that sugar and fizz will somehow wake us up, and…

China’s Food Safety Crisis Spurs American Protest

Food safety and public health advocates are speaking out against a new plan to process American and Canadian-raised poultry in China. In North America, we expect a certain level of…

Food Poisoning at the World Cup: Volunteers Fall Sick After Luncheon

There are about 4 million cases of food borne illness in Canada each year. Anyone who’s experienced a dining experience turned bad knows just how horrific a bout of food…

Finding Money for School: Loans, Grants and Bursaries

Financial limitations stop many prospective students from pursuing their professional goals. Whether they’re preparing for a first job, or re-training to improve their marketability – new students often need outside funding to stay in school. AAPS supports applicants by helping them navigate the maze of public and private options, and providing access to its own scholarships and bursaries program.