Food safety for Canadians

Food safety for high-risk groups, food recalls and alerts, safe internal cooking temperatures, safe food handling tips.

Safe cooking temperatures

Safe cooking temperatures

Cook meat, poultry and seafood to their correct internal temperatures. Download the cooking temperatures guide for easy reference.

Produce safety

Produce safety

Learn how to properly handle, prepare and store fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Safe food storage

How to handle leftovers

Find out how long you can safely store different types of food in your fridge and freezer.

Poultry safety

Produce safety

Should you rinse poultry before cooking it? Is it safe to thaw raw poultry at room temperature? Get the answers to these questions and more.


Food safety for people with a weakened immune system

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.

Food safety for adults ages 60 and over

For older adults, serious longer-term problems from food poisoning can be more common. Learn about safe handling, storing, and cooking practices.

First Nations people and food safety

Proper food safety practices and tips to prevent food poisoning for Indigenous peoples.

Recent food recalls and alerts

Learn about the latest food recalls and alerts.

Safe food storage

Learn about proper food storage to prevent food poisoning.

Interactive food safety guide

Use this interactive tool to explore safe food handling tips for the grocery store and at home.

Infant botulism

Causes and risks of infant botulism, and how to prevent it in children younger than a year old.

Food safety awareness resources

Learn about proper food storage to prevent food poisoning.


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