Food Safety and Sanitation in Regina
Saskatchewan Food Safety Regulations
Saskatchewan has approximately 5,000 food establishments – all of whom need to abide by the province’s food safety laws. The public health act of 1994 includes The Food Safety Regulations, a set of guidelines strictly followed by food facilities in Regina. According to the regulations, all establishments that handle and serve or sell food need to be responsible in training their staff members in food safety and sanitation. Furthermore, the regulations require the presence of a staff member who is certified by a training course approved by the Regina health authorities at all times in the establishment.
The Food Safety Regulations cover every aspect of running a food establishment, not just personnel training in food safety. They cover health permits, licenses to operate, facility design and more.
Regina First Aid
Regina First Aid is one of the best training providers in the city when it comes to food safety and sanitation. We are approved by the local health authorities in Regina so a certificate you receive from us will be valid all over the province. We have different courses available – first aid, CPR, and our most popular training program, food safety and sanitation.
Food safety and sanitation classes are called FoodSafe courses; they are available in two levels – FoodSafe 1 and FoodSafe 2. Both teach students about the importance of a safe food handling process, but vary in terms of difficulty.
- FoodSafe 1 – FoodSafe 1 is a basic introductory course to food safety. This is the minimum training that food service workers are required to get and become certified for. The basic curriculum will cover topics such as microbiology, foodborne illness/poisoning (FBI), home management of FBI, hand hygiene, and general housekeeping/sanitation. (8 hours – single 8-hour session/two 4-hour sessions)
- FoodSafe 2 – FoodSafe 2 is an advanced management course, targeted towards management and supervisory staff. To enroll in this program, you need to take and pass FoodSafe 1 beforehand. The advanced curriculum focuses on management concepts such as workflow planning, staff training, acquisition of health permits, and other similar topics.
After finishing one or both courses, we will award you with a training credential accepted all over Regina and Saskatchewan. This is perfect for food service workers who have been chosen by their employers to train in food safety.
Enrolling in our programs
We want to be highly accessible to all prospective students; hence, we have made an application form available online – not a downloadable form, one that you fill up online. Just remember to click submit and your request will be sent to us. Since we only process new applications during business hours, expect a confirmation call or e-mail from us by then.
Looking at the symptoms of Foodborne Illness
Foodborne illnesses are a group of diseases caused by ingesting infectious microoganisms or dangerous chemicals. They are pretty difficult to diagnose based on symptoms alone, because FBIs typically share similar symptoms – though these may vary in severity. Home management is typically enough for most cases, but if symptoms become severe, be sure to seek medical help.
Common symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps