March 24, 2015
For decades restaurants have been fighting for the right to purchase their wine, beer and spirits at a discounted price from B.C. government liquor stores, but as of April 1st their efforts will have gone to waste.
As of April 1st, 2015 B.C. liquor laws will change their pricing model when it comes to wholesalers and retailers. The current system creates a set price for a bottle of wine, and then reduces it by different percentages for various...
February 25, 2015
2014 ended off with a remarkably surprising number of restaurants that had to be shut down due to violations against the B.C. Public Health Act Regulations.
Vancouver Coastal Health, who covers the region including Vancouver and all areas along the coast, reported and shut down 117 restaurants in their area. Subsequently Fraser Health, who covers Burnaby up to Abbotsford, reported an additional 105 restaurants –a total of 222 restaurants....
October 29, 2014
Injuries are bound to happen in the kitchen, but it is always best to have safety precautions to prevent as many injuries as possible. WorkSafeBC has produced free posters that can be printed and placed in the kitchen as safety reminders. Take a look at these 6 posters available:
Protecting your fingers by using the guard
Use the safeguard
Bend your knees to lift
Wear proper footwear to avoid slips
Use oven mitts for hot items
September 03, 2014
For young workers in B.C., the restaurant or kitchen can be a hazardous work environment if the right safety measures are not in place. Here are the top 7 dangers that young workers in B.C. face:
Lifting objects – Approx. 950 young workers are injured a year due to straining, overexertion and other injures from lifting.
Working at elevated levels – Approx. 900 young workers are injured while using ladders, stairs and working...
July 31, 2014
Dear Valued Clients,
Technical issues put our "Get a Quote" system offline for the past week. In order to make sure we’re properly connecting with you and responding in the timely and efficient manner all of us at HUB International are committed to, we’ve remedied the problem.
If you had submitted a request for quote and haven’t heard a response from us, please re-submit your request.
We of course apologize for any...
July 30, 2014
B.C. based restaurants having to temporarily close due to suspected cases of the norovirus have recently been hitting headlines. The virus can start and spread by one ill food handler. In one case, over 80 diners complained of the illness after dining at a local restaurant.
Another Vancouver based restaurant has had to temporarily shut down after a live rat was found caught in a trap under the dishwasher. Rat droppings...