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.
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).
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.
To make sure the proper food temperatures are reached and maintained, you should use a probe thermometer.