Allstar Enviro Safety is pleased to announce that their lead Safety Consultant, Arliss T.E. Levine, was accepted as an instructor in the Advanced Food Safety certificate program. This Level 1 and 2 combination course was developed by the Canadian Food Safety Group and will assist clients in complying with the Public Health Act.
Food enterprises in Alberta are required under Alberta Regulation 31/2006 to have a certified worker per shift in a recognized food safety course that is acceptable to Alberta Health Services. It is designed to educate food handlers, vendors, manufacturers and restaurant staff. Penalties, fines and liability are only some of the consequences of a lack of certification among food handling staff. Public closure notices are listed on websites to educate the public where they should avoid eating should the hygiene be poor.
Arliss T.E. Levine, CRSP, CHSC, BA, NEBOSH IOGC and COR Auditor has a background in WHMIS and other safety programs and a good understanding of the dangers of biohazards at workplaces. By becoming an Advanced Food Safety instructor, she can help publicize the consequences of poor food handling, storage, thawing, cleaning, and restaurant design. Due to recent outbreaks of Botulism, Staph, Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli, the need for proper education for food handlers must be emphasized. The program covers Alberta law, food safety hazards, facility and equipment hygiene, purchasing, receiving and storage of food, sanitation, pest control and restaurant design.
Health inspectors make regular visits to ensure that the Alberta Regulations are being followed and that the permit requirements are met. Allstar Enviro Safety emphasizes the need to make staff professionals in the food service industry by improving safe work procedures and enhancing food handling standards.
Advanced Food Safety is a one day, quickly paced classroom based program. The option for an online course which is a more general food safety seminar can also be accessed through the eLearning center.
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