Food Safety – Who’s really responsible?

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates approximately 1/8 (4 million) of Canadians acquire food-borne illnesses each year. Food-borne illnesses cost Canadians approximately $12-$14 billion each year. Food safety is required by law and is the responsibility of everyone in the establishment – the owner and the employees. As food handlers, it is your responsibility to know the law and to follow them. Having proper training and becoming a certified food handler can help your establishment in delivering and [...]

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Food-borne Illness – A High Price to Pay

    Food-borne Illness is when contaminated food or water is consumed. Contamination can occur from food, the environment, or from the food handler either directly or indirectly. Food-borne illness can be devastating to the person affected and to the establishment implicated. It can cost thousands of dollars and may even result in death. DID YOU KNOW: Four million Canadians suffer from food-borne illness and receive medical attention EACH YEAR! (Health Canada) A High Price To Pay The cost of a food-borne illness occurring at an [...]

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Food-borne Illness – Last thing you ate?

Symptoms are not always associated with the last food product consumed. Symptoms may appear as early as 30 minutes or as late as several days after consuming contaminated food. DID YOU KNOW: Headaches can be a symptom of a food-borne Illness! Food-borne illness can have numerous symptoms. More common symptoms include diarrhea, vomit, stomach cramps and nausea. Food-borne illness can also manifest as a headache, muscle pain, fever, fatigue and weight loss. Death, as previously mentioned, can also be a result of [...]

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