Pillars of Canadian food safety

Keeping Canadian Food Safe

What risks are assessed before a GM crop or food is approved? Any time a new crop or food product is approved in Canada it means it has already been assessed for risks and compared to similar approved crops or foods. Science-based risk assessment determines if the risks are equal Read more…

McDonald's has gone McNuts with the newest Skor McFlurry

Has McDonald’s Gone Nuts?

Canadian’s newest beef with chain restaurants is nuts! When Earl’s Restaurant chain announced they were moving to use humane certified beef and A&W advertised their use of hormone-free beef, many of us were highly critical over the sourcing of non-Canadian beef. Their marketing suggested that these ‘alternative’ means of production Read more…

tummy turning foodborne illnesses or poisoning

Tummy-Turning

Food poisoning is more serious than you might think Remember this commercial, with the “tummy turning” bug picked up while travelling? While we’re concerned about catching foodborne illnesses/diseases whilst travelling, people are less aware that these bugs are not just “far from home trip spoiling bugs”, they’re everywhere. Recently the World Read more…