|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.
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. Some B.C. restaurants are eligible to apply for small business support.
Click here to learn more.
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.
|Food Safety Code of Practice
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
|Food Allergies – Large poster
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: A Guide for Restaurants
|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.
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|
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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