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Food and Nutrition

Food Specific Information

Bacteria, viruses and parasites tend to contaminate certain types of foods. Properties of food such as acidity and moisture content affect the survival and growth of bacteria. The way a food is grown, processed, packaged, stored or consumed also affects its safety. This is why some foods are more likely than others to cause illness.

Health Canada has taken action to address risks of foodborne illness associated with certain foods. In this section you will find information specific to these foods.

Produce Safety

Poultry Safety

Sprouted Beans and Seeds

Unpasteurized Fruit Juice and Cider

Ground Beef Safety

Raw milk

Turkey