Food Safety

Food safety is important for everyone and we can all take simple steps to protect ourselves and others.

The food we eat in Canada is among the safest in the world; however, foods can still become contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals or other toxins, as it makes its way to the table. According to the Government of Canada, about 1 in 8 Canadians get sick due to food borne illness every year.

Learning about how to keep foods safe through selection, handling, and preparation practices will help keep you and others safe.