Food safety for vulnerable populations

Prevent food poisoning in seniors, children, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems by following these food safety tips.

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Food safety for vulnerable populations

Food safety is important to everyone; however, vulnerable populations such as seniors, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk for food poisoning.

Adults 60 and over

Learn about the dangers of food poisoning for seniors, and proper food handling, preparation and cooking tips.

Pregnant women

Protect yourself and your unborn baby from food poisoning risks by following these tips on food safety.

People with weakened immune systems

Learn about how a weakened immune system can increase the risk of getting food poisoning. Also discover foods to avoid and proper handling, storing and cooking practices.

Children ages 5 and under

Protect children ages 5 and under from food poisoning by following proper food safety practices, including washing, handing and cooking.

Infant botulism

Know the risks for infant botulism. Learn about its causes and how it can be prevented in children less than a year old.

First Nations people

Discover how proper food safety practices can keep you and your family safe from food poisoning.

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