We have all experienced it. An uncomfortable rumbling ‘down there’, followed by an unfortunate visit to the bathroom. Then we ask ourselves: “what the heck did I eat?”
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, more than 4 million Canadians suffer from foodborne illness each year. Most cases are preventable. If you prepare food for yourself or others, it is important to know how to keep your food safe.
The following is a list of resources that provides information on food safety, workplace training, and current Canadian food recalls.
Be Food Safe
Beyond some basic food safety tips, this site offers a learning centre for children and educators, along with temperature charts for cooking meats and storing food.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The CFIA provides the most recent list of foods that have been recalled in Canada.
Designed for those working in the food service industry in British Columbia, the FOODSAFE program offers training online, in-class, or by correspondence. If you do not live in British Columbia, check with your local health authority for food industry training requirements.
Health Canada provides comprehensive safe food handling information, including extra information for vulnerable populations.