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Jim Kostuch ,


TrainCan Inc. was established in early 2000 and introduced the Canadian basic employee-level training program (course book and on-line version) called BASICS.fst. In addition, ADVANCED.fst was introduced as a Canadian training option at the management level. Both of these programs conform to the Canadian Food Retail and Foodservices Regulation and Code. The administrative support for these programs is handled through the Toronto office. (Note: "fst" stands for food safety training)



TrainCan was founded by Mitch Kostuch and developed by Jim Kostuch who is now President and Owner.
In 1995, the journey into the area of food safety education began via Kostuch Media (sister company) promoting and marketing an American food handler program. Work also began on a Canadian employee certification program (BASICS.fst) and a Canadian management level program (ADVANCED.fst). In June of 2002 Jim Kostuch joined TrainCan as Vice President and CEO. Since this time TrainCan has established itself with a database of over 200 000 individuals certified across Canada. TrainCan remains a leading in Canadian food handler training and certification


Industry Affiliations:

Kostuch Publications Limited
Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks
Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
Friends of We Care Charity

CIPHI – Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors


Training & Educational Resources Include:

Employee Level: BASICS.fst (also available on-line)

Management Level: ADVANCED.fst 

Train the Trainer: For trainer certification and approval 

Videos: set of 6 food safety training videos

Teaching Aids: Lesson Plans, Power Point Presentations, Games etc.

HACCP, Repectful Workplace, WHMIS 2015

Video's and CD-Rom program


Area of Operations:

National Training and Educational Focus: Across Canada 

Industry focus: the Foodservice, Hospitality, Retail Grocery, Education, Government



TrainCan certifications are recognized across Canada but requirements may vary by province and or health unit. Canada has no national enforceable food safety standard/guideline at this time.