Food & Healthy Living


Healthy Living Vision

CRFA has developed a restaurant industry vision and guiding principles for healthy living, and we’ve made it a priority issue.  We are part of the solution to healthy living, and we continue to share our vision with stakeholders across the country to spark a dialogue and build support for workable and effective initiatives. 

Click here to read our vision and guiding principles.

 

Informed Dining

Informed Dining expands across Canada!

A national model for voluntary nutrition information is finally here. Chain restaurants can provide guests with nutrition details at or before purchase, enabling them to make well-informed choices.

Click here to learn more.

 

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Food Safety

Food Safety and Restaurant Inspections: Statement of Principles

Restaurants Canada Response to CBC Marketplace Report

Food Safety Resources

Visit RestaurantCentral.ca for tips, tools, guides, alerts and information to stay on top of food safety in your operation.

Food Safety Training

CRFA developed the National Food Safety Training Program (NFSTP) to offer top quality, affordable and accessible training in food safety. The program is available across Canada through a network of qualified trainers.

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Food Safety Code of Practice
$9.00

An interpretive guide to the model Food Retail and Food Service Regulation and Code and provincial regulations across Canada. Also available in French.

Food Safety Essentials Toolkit
Member $74.99, Non-member $89.99

A comprehensive guide to creating a customized food safety program. Also available in French.

Food Allergies and the Foodservice Industry

CRFA and Anaphylaxis Canada have created an easy-to-use guide that can help you better understand food allergies and how to avoid related incidents in your establishment.
Food Allergies – Large poster

The allergy poster that lists different names for common allergens is also available in a large format (19.5 x 29 inches) for $5.00 plus shipping.
Pocket Thermometer
$8.00

These high-quality probe thermometers allow food handlers to monitor the temperature of foods.

Food Safety Training Posters
Member $19.99, Non-member $24.99

A series of ten 8½ x 11 laminated posters, this set uses simple photographs and easy-to-understand language to remind employees about the most important issues in safe food handling. Also available in French.

 

Food Allergies

Food Allergies: A Guide for Restaurants
CRFA and Anaphylaxis Canada have created an easy-to-use guide that can help you better understand food allergies and how to avoid related incidents in your establishment. Visit Restaurant Central for an online version of the guide. A printed booklet and handy kitchen poster listing different names for common allergens are available for CRFA members only. Please contact a Member Services Representative at membership@restaurantscanada.org or 1-800-387-5649 to receive your copy.

Food Allergies – Large poster

The allergy poster that lists different names for common allergens is also available in a large format (19.5 x 29 inches) for $5.00 plus shipping.

 

CRFA Nutrition Guides

How to Reduce Sodium in Menu Items (PDF)
How to Reduce or Eliminate Trans Fats in Menu Items (PDF)

 

Accuracy in Menus

Menu accuracy has long been a concern of the foodservice industry.  Consumer satisfaction and goodwill depend on their faith that the information they find on menus is truthful.  Customers have the right to expect that menu phrases and terminology, photographs, illustrations, other printed material and verbal information from wait staff are accurate. 

The Federal Food and Drug Regulations and Consumer Packaging and Labeling Regulations which are enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), prohibit the advertising and labeling of food products in misleading or a deceptive manner. 

Based on information provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CRFA has prepared a guide on achieving menu accuracy. Click here to read it.

 

Acrylamide

As food safety is the restaurant industry’s top priority, CRFA supports the ongoing, rigorous, scientific investigation of acrylamide in the diet.

Click here to learn more about what the food industry is doing, as well as access tools for operators.

 

Flu Pandemic Planning


CRFA Flu Pandemic Preparedness
Planning Guide
Be prepared!
Download CRFA's
planning guide today.

Notice to Readers

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has published this guide to help foodservice operators prepare for a possible influenza pandemic.  As work continues on this important subject, the guide should be considered a "living" document subject to changes, deletions, additions and modifications without notice.

It is recommended that readers check for the latest information on CRFA's website at www.crfa.ca and on other websites listed on this document.

The information on pandemic preparedness planning is generic and must be customized to the needs of individual companies.

CRFA, its members, and those participating in its activities accept no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions resulting from reliance in whole, or in part, on this document. 

Prepared: September 2006


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