Yersiniosis (yer-sin-ee-o-sis) is an infection caused by the bacteria Yersinia. Yersinia is a strong bacteria that can continue to live in environments without much oxygen and in refrigeration.
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a rare but serious illness called listeriosis. Pregnant women, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill.
Hepatitis A (Hep A) is an infection of the liver, caused by the hepatitis A virus.
L’hépatite A est une infection du foie causée par un virus. La maladie est généralement mineure chez les enfants, mais peut être plus grave chez les adultes. Certaines personnes risquent davantage de contracter une infection par l’hépatite A
Amebiasis is an infection caused by a parasite, called Entamoeba histolytica. It lives in the feces (poop) of a person. Most infections occur in a person’s stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract). In some people, the disease may occur in the liver, lungs, skin, and other parts of the body.
In accordance with O. Reg. 319/08, operators of Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) must notify the Health Unit of the proposed date to resume operation after being closed for more than 60 consecutive days and provide microbiological water test results.
While operators of seasonal SDWS will be familiar with re-opening procedures, operators of SDWS that are normally open year-round may not be familiar with re-opening requirements.
Every year people get sick from eating contaminated food and water.
As a food handler, learning about safe food handling practices can help reduce the number of people getting sick. The Food Handler Course will teach you how to keep food as safe as possible in order to protect your community.
In accordance with the Ontario Food Premises Regulation (O. Reg 493/17), all food premises must operate in a manner that is free from health hazards.
This page provides information for Owners/Operators of Food Premises for food safety after a fire.
This guide explains safe food handling practices that you can do at home to reduce your risk of food-borne illness.