Food safety

Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls.

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Safe cooking temperatures

Prevent food poisoning by using a digital thermometer to check cooked meat, poultry and seafood for a safe internal temperature.

Food safety for vulnerable populations

How to prevent food poisoning in seniors, children, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems.

General food safety tips

Handling, storing and preparing food, and information about pesticides, food safety, labels and allergies.

Food safety for fruits and vegetables

Handling fruits and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, and the health risks of unpasteurized juice and cider.

Meat, poultry, fish and seafood safety

Cooking tips formeat, poultry, eggs, fish and seafood.

Seasonal food safety

Food safety risks for each season, including the school year, summer, Halloween and holiday season.

Milk and infant formula

About powdered infant formula and raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Food recalls

Foods that have been recalled, Canada's role in food safety and what you as a consumer can do to help.

Food allergies and intolerances

Common food allergies and how to avoid a reaction. Food intolerances and celiac disease.


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