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Food Safety

Food Safety

When something you eat makes you sick, it’s called foodborne illness – sometimes referred to as food poisoning. Food safety is important and ensures the food we eat is free from germs that could cause foodborne illness.

The health unit’s role in food safety is to prevent foodborne illness and to keep all members of our communities healthy.


  • Inspect restaurants and special events where food is served to the public.
  • Assess food recalls, and the safety of food in food premises after fires, floods, and other emergencies.
  • Provide safe food handling education and support to people who prepare and serve food.

What Matters to Your Health

Food Safety and You

Food safety starts with you. To keep you and your family safe, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines. Learn how to do this by following these food safety steps:

Food Safety After a Flood or Power Outage

If your home has been flooded, it’s important to clean up as soon as possible to protect your health. Power outages, fires, and other emergencies can also affect the safety of food in your home. Visit Cleaning After a Flood to find out how to protect your family.

Learn About Safe Food Handling

It’s important to protect yourself and others from getting sick by learning safe food handling practices. We offer a Food Handler Certification Course. This course is for everyone who prepares or serves food to the public and anyone who is interested in learning helpful food safety practices. The course helps participants become more aware of what causes foodborne illness and how to ensure safe food handling.

For more information

Call Health Connection to reach a public health inspector at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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