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:

If you want to learn more about food safety and safe food handling, we offer an in-class and online Food Handler Certification course as well as an online Food Safety for All course.

More about Safe Food Handling

Turkey Safety

It’s the time of year when we get together with friends and family to celebrate holidays. We have some ‘turkey tips’ to help you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy holiday without uninvited guests like food poisoning bacteria that will spoil the fun. Carefully follow these directions for turkey preparation.

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.