Foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, is an illness resulting from consuming food that has harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemicals that can make you sick. You can have foodborne illness and not even know.
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Food can be a major cause of illness. Foodborne illness can come from food exposed to chemicals, contaminated by germs like bacteria and viruses, and from food sensitivities and allergies. People who have weaker immune systems (e.g., the elderly, infants, and people with immune systems already compromised by other illnesses) are at a higher risk. Even healthy people can get a foodborne illness that can be very serious, with effects that last a lifetime.
Food safety is very important. We can help you be sure that all of the food you eat is kept as safe as possible.
If you're operating a food premise you can properly wash your dishes in a three compartment sink by following these steps:
Recalls and allergy alerts are issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in consultation with Health Canada.
Safe food handling is always important, especially in an emergency. You must make sure that you handle your food safely during these times. Always remember: When in doubt, throw it out!
Plan Ahead for Emergencies
Food Safety is very important throughout all years of the lifespan and especially so during pregnancy. Safe food handling can help to prevent the risk of food poisoning and help keep mom and baby safe.
Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of outdoor fun with family and friends. Warm weather is also perfect for foodborne bacteria to grow quickly. It’s important to follow these safe food handling tips.
Food recalls and allergy alerts are issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Requirements for Fairs, Festivals, and Special Events.
Follow these guidelines to meet the requirements to operate. Failure to meet the requirements may lead to a delay or inability to offer food for sale to the public.
When you’re preparing a turkey dinner for family and friends, don’t let uninvited guests like foodborne illness spoil the fun. We have some tips to help you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy meal.