Food Specific Information
Bacteria, viruses and parasites tend to contaminate certain types of foods. Properties of food such as acidity and moisture content affect the survival and growth of bacteria. The way a food is grown, processed, packaged, stored or consumed also affects its safety. This is why some foods are more likely than others to cause illness.
Health Canada has taken action to address risks of foodborne illness associated with certain foods. In this section you will find information specific to these foods.
Ground Beef Safety
- Joint FDA / Health Canada Quantitative Assessment of the Risk of Listeriosis from Soft-Ripened Cheese Consumption in the United States and Canada [2015-07-31]
- Information Update - The risks of drinking raw milk [2006-08-01]
- Health Canada statement about drinking raw milk [2005-04-22]
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