This page provides information for Owners/Operators of Food Premises for food safety after a fire.
Safe Food Handling
This guide explains safe food handling practices that you can do at home to reduce your risk of food-borne illness.
General guidelines for the shelf life of common foods. Read the label and check “best before” dates if applicable. Most foods are safe to eat if stored longer, but flavour and nutritional value will deteriorate. Discard if there is evidence of spoilage.
When storing food in a refrigerator, it’s important to cover and place the food in a way that helps to keep it from getting cross-contaminated with drippings or juices from other foods.
Cross-contamination occurs when harmful microorganisms (germs) spread to food.
Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food is known to be the leading cause of foodborne illness. Food that cools slowly will stay in the Temperature Danger Zone for too long.
Food safety is very important. We can help you learn how to make the food you eat as safe as possible.
View guidelines and requirements for opening or renovating a food premises in Windsor-Essex
Our Health Unit works to promote, protect, and improve the health and well-being of all in our community, including all businesses who prepare and serve food.
Graphic indicating critical food temperatures for safe food handling.