Food Safety Resources for Canadians
Promote food safety to Canadians with the help of these resources: a printable public service announcement, a poster and a fact sheet. All these resources direct people to more resources on the Healthy Canadians website.
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Public Service Announcement
4 million Canadians suffer every year from food poisoning
You can't always tell if food has gone bad by look, smell or taste alone. When in doubt, throw it out!"
Although most people fully recover from food poisoning, it can also result in long-term health problems such as chronic arthritis and kidney failure; and sometime even death. Take simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
To learn more about Safe Food Handling visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca or call 1 800 0-Canada.
Poster (81/2" x 11")
Every year in Canada 4 million people suffer from food poisoning
While most people affected by food poisoning recover completely, serious long-term health effects can also occur.
You can protect yourself and your loved ones by following simple, yet effective, safe food handling practices.
Learn more by visiting HealthyCanadians.gc.ca or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.
The Healthy Canadians Facebook page shares tips and facts on various topics, including safe food handling, in order to help Canadians make informed decisions to protect their family's health and safety.
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Fact Sheet (81/2" x 11")
Share useful information on safe food handling for Canadians with the help of the following fact sheet which includes easy-to-apply food safety tips.
Safe Food Handling for All Canadians
Did you know that 4 million Canadians will suffer from food poisoning this year?
Although most people fully recover, food poisoning can result in long-term health problems such as chronic arthritis and kidney failure; and sometimes even death. You can protect yourself and your loved ones by taking simple, yet effective, steps when handling, storing, preparing and shopping for food.
Make sure to always separate your raw foods, such as meat and eggs, from cooked foods, fruit, and vegetables to avoid cross-contamination.
Always refrigerate food and leftovers within two hours. Set the internal temperature of the refrigerator at 4°C (40°F) or below, and use an appliance thermometer to monitor it.
Wash your hands, kitchen surfaces, utensils, and reusable shopping bags often with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria.
Always cook food to the safe internal temperatures, using a digital food thermometer.
Learn more by visiting HealthyCanadians.gc.ca/foodsafety or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.
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