3 Important Factors of Food Safety Training

Posted by Probe IT on November 25th, 2020

The restaurant industry is of huge importance to Canada’s economic growth. It is the fourth-largest private-sector employer in the country, and many Canadians find their first job in food service. Besides providing income, working in this sector teaches customer service, time management, and problem-solving skills.

However, working in restaurants and bars takes more than just knowing how to cook and serve food. Provincial laws require all establishments to meet certain standards for handling, preparing, storing, and bringing out food. Most (if not all) workers are encouraged to take food safety training and obtain a food safety certificate in Alberta or other cities.

What do you need to know about comprehensive food safety training? Here are three of its most important factors:

  1.     Protecting public health

Foodborne illnesses account for a huge percentage of hospitalizations and deaths in Canada. Each year, about 4 million people get sick or are admitted to the hospital because of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens found in mishandled food.

Fortunately, foodborne diseases are preventable. Obtaining a food safety certificate in Alberta can drastically lower the risk of contamination. Topics of food safety, personal hygiene, time and temperature, sanitation, and allergens are covered in food safety training.

  1.     Promoting a better work ethic

Causing a foodborne illness outbreak is bad for business — you will end up with fewer customers and more fees to pay. On top of that, a bad reputation can plague your restaurant for years, and marketing will not be enough to redeem it. It’s best to stay out of a scandal and prevent disease-causing bacteria from entering your premises.

Food safety training teaches employees the most basic, yet often forgotten, rules of personal hygiene. Proper handwashing, for example, could make a significant difference in how workers handle food. Plus, informative training programs can teach transferable job skills such as teamwork and customer service.

  1.     Obtaining practical skills

Food safety certificates in Alberta aren’t just for complying with government regulations. Restaurant owners, managers, and employees can all apply food-handling skills in their own homes to prevent family and friends from eating contaminated or improperly stored food, potentially saving their lives.

            About the Company:

Probe It Food Safety was founded in 2015, and has rapidly become one of the industries leaders in providing government-approved and accredited online food safety training solutions across Canada.


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