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Shawarma Preparation

You’re more likely to get a foodborne illness when you’re eating shawarma, donairs, and gyros than many other meat products because of how the meat is cooked. Follow these steps when preparing shawarmas, donairs, and gyros.

Hépatite A

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.


Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a rare but serious illness called listeriosis. Those who are pregnant, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill.

Environmental Health

Formerly Health Inspection


All Environmental Health and Health Inspection Services: 519-258-2146 ext. 1450, ext. 1474, ext. 3151 (Leamington)

Public Health Inspector Intake Line (for general inquiries or complaints): 519- 258-2146 ext. 4475

Safe Water Beach Hotline: 519-258-2146 ext. 426 (H2O)

Thawing Foods Safely

Do you thaw foods safely? Thawing of hazardous food at room temperature could lead to foodborne illness. One way to prevent foodborne illness is to control the temperature of food and to keep food out of the temperature danger zone. To thaw foods safely, use one of the following methods.