Safe Food Handling
Thousands of people in Ontario suffer from foodborne illness (also called food poisoning) each year. Food contaminated by bacteria or other germs may still look, smell, and taste the same. You can start feeling sick anywhere from hours to weeks after eating contaminated food.
Food safety is important anywhere that food is handled, from grocery stores, to restaurants, to your own kitchen.
You can prevent foodborne illness by practicing safe food handling. Here are a list of safe food handling tips you’ll find in this section:
- Handwashing for Food Handlers
- Personal Hygiene for Food Handlers
- Safe Refrigeration Tips
- Separate: Don’t Cross Contaminate
- Cooking and Reheating Temperatures
- How to Cool Food Properly
- Leftover Food & Reheating Safety
- Temperature Danger Zone
- Manual Dishwashing
- Shawarma Preparation