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Food Safety Information and Resources

If you serve or prepare food as part of your business, it is incredibly important that you are familiar with safe food handling practices.

To ensure food offered to the public is safe to consume, all owners and operators of a food premises, including those at special events, must be knowledgeable of, and comply with, Ontario Regulation 493/17: Food Premises

It is now a requirement under s.32 of this regulation for every operator of a food service premises to ensure at least one food handler or supervisor has successfully completed certified food handler training and is on the premises during every hour in which the premises is operating.

To assist with this, we offer comprehensive food handler training courses throughout the year at all of our Hastings Prince Edward Public Health locations.

We can also provide you with several resources to post or distribute at your workplace. These include:

If you would like to request any of the following food safety posters for your business, please speak to your Public Health Inspector or call the number below.

Need More Information About Food Safety Information and Resources?

For more information about food safety, our courses, or our available resources, call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext 677.

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Food Service Industry

Food Literacy Report 2017

PUBLISHED: Sunday December 31, 2017

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

HPEPH is currently offering vaccine to eligible groups. In order to keep our phone lines free for those who are currently eligible, please do NOT contact us to inquire about vaccinations unless you have been invited to participate.

Groups Currently Eligible

For booking information for eligible individuals, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines/

STANDBY CLIENTS:

To pre-register for your 2nd dose appointment please complete the
Extended-Interval (16 Week) Second Dose Pre-Registration Form.

You will need to provide your health card number.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

A province-wide Stay-at-Home order is in effect, and requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Please avoid close contact with anyone outside your household. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.