Every year approximately 100,000 cases of foodborne illness occur in Ontario (Source: Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, 2018). Protect yourself and those you prepare food for by learning the basics of food safety:
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If you or a family member becomes ill after eating foods that might have been contaminated, it is important to get help. If you have signs or symptoms of a foodborne illness, you should contact your doctor or primary care provider.
If you suspect that you may have become ill after eating at a restaurant or other food premises, call us at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 349.
4 Steps to Food Safety (Poster)
Food Safety (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)
Seasonal Food Safety Resources (Health Canada)
Home Canning Safety (Health Canada)
Home Canning (HPEPH Fact Sheet)
Infant Formula (Health Canada)
Young children, especially infants, are vulnerable to foodborne illness. Breastfeeding is recommended as breastmilk is the best source of nutrients for your baby and can help boost your baby's immune system. If you have made an informed decision to use breastmilk substitute, proper sterilization of equipment, preparation, and storage are important to prevent illness in your infant. For information and support on feeding your baby, call our Child Health CARELine at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223.
For any further food safety questions, please contact Environmental Health at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 ext 677.