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Health Canada reminds pregnant women of the importance of food safety

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70379a-eng.php

Jul 8, 2019 ... safe internal temperature. For the most accurate reading, check cooking temperatures by using a digital food thermometer. Chill: Refrigerate food and leftovers promptly at 4°C (40oF) or below. Defrost raw meat, poultry and fish in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave. Never at room temperature. Foods defrosted in the microwave should be cooked

Health Canada reminds Canadians of important summer food safety tips

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/70787a-eng.php

Aug 20, 2019 .... Defrost food in the refrigerator. Meat should be completely defrosted before cooking so that it cooks more evenly. Cooking: Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of your meat to determine whether it’s fully cooked. Don’t simply rely on the colour of the meat. Consult Health Canada’s Safe cooking temperatures guide. For mechanically tenderized

Barbecue Food Safety

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53385a-eng.php

May 14, 2015 .... Many of these cases could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. You can help lower your risk of foodborne illness by handling and cooking raw meat carefully. Here are some important safety tips to follow: Storing Always store raw meat in a refrigerator or cooler at 4ºC (40ºF) or below. If using a cooler, pack it with ice

Barbecue Food Safety

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39533a-eng.php

May 16, 2014 ... be stored in a refrigerator or cooler at 4ºC (40ºF) or below. If you are storing raw meat in a cooler, make sure that it is packed with ice and that it stays out of direct sunlight. Avoid opening the cooler too often. Ensure that packaged meats are well sealed and are placed at the bottom of your refrigerator or cooler, so their juices don’t come in contact

Reminding Canadians of Turkey Safety this Thanksgiving

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2012/15061a-eng.php

Mar 12, 2013 ..., and from cross-contamination during preparation. To help keep bacteria from ruining your family's celebration: Store your turkey in a leak-proof bag or container in the refrigerator or freezer immediately after you buy it. Thawing your turkey at room temperature is discouraged. It's better to thaw turkey in the refrigerator or in cold water. If you thaw your turkey

Barbecue Food Safety Tips

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29261a-eng.php

May 16, 2013 ... of foodborne illness by handling and cooking raw meat carefully. Storing: Raw meat should always be stored in a refrigerator or cooler at 4ºC (40ºF) or below. If you are storing raw meat in a cooler, make sure that it is packed with ice and that it stays out of direct sunlight. Avoid opening it too often. Ensure meat products are well sealed so their juices don’t come

Food safety tips for Thanksgiving

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55304a-eng.php

Oct 7, 2015 ... thermometer. Cook stuffing separately in its own dish or on the stove top. If you do stuff your turkey, stuff it loosely just before roasting and remove all stuffing immediately after you remove the turkey from the oven. Cook stuffing to a minimum internal temperature of 74ºC (165ºF). Chill: Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking. Foods such as fully cooked

Microwave Food Safety

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2012/14997a-eng.php

Mar 27, 2013 ... or instructions on food packages; observe the standing times. When cooking meat in the microwave, use a digital food thermometer to check the thickest part of each piece of meat. Wash your digital food thermometer with warm, soapy water after each temperature reading to avoid cross-contamination. Cooked foods are safe to eat when the following internal temperatures

Barbecue Food Safety Tips

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2011/13605a-eng.php

Apr 3, 2013 ... and cooking raw meat carefully. Storing: Raw meat should always be stored in the refrigerator or cooler at 4 ºC (40 ºF) or below. If you are storing raw meat in a cooler, make sure that it is packed with ice and the cooler stays out of direct sunlight. Avoid opening it too often. Ensure meat products are well sealed and that ice water doesn't come in contact

Microwave Food Safety

https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26683a-eng.php

Apr 9, 2013 ... in the microwave, use a digital food thermometer to check the thickest part of each piece of meat. Wash your digital food thermometer with warm, soapy water after each temperature reading to avoid cross-contamination. Cooked foods are safe to eat when the following internal temperatures are respected: All ground beef products should be cooked to 71°C (160°F). Food mixtures

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