According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Food safety encompasses actions aimed at ensuring that all food is as safe as possible.
Food safety policies always cover the entire food chain, from production to consumption. Every year, about 1 in 8 Canadians are affected by a food-borne illness.
The Government of Canada estimates that there are about 4 million cases of food borne illness in Canada every year.
Lack of Food safety can be one of the causes. Food contaminated by bacteria, viruses and parasites can make you sick. In this section you will have information about Food Handling, Food Safety tips at home, grocery stores, in your fridge and more.
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