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Food and Nutrition

Safe Food Handling Tips

Food safety is a very important issue for Canadians. We can all play a role in making sure that the food we put on our tables is safe to eat.

For Industry and Professionals

For Consumers

Visit the Healthy Canadians website for information to help you improve food safety in your kitchen and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

On Healthy Canadians, you'll find safety tips on cleaning, cooking, chilling, and preventing cross-contamination while handling and preparing a variety of foods such as meat, poultry, seafood, fruits, and vegetables:

Every year, more than 4 million Canadians get food poisoning, also known as "foodborne illness." Protect yourself by learning about food poisoning, its symptoms and treatments, and how to avoid getting sick in the first place:

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