Food Safety: At Home and Work

Food safety is important for everyone and we can all take simple steps to protect ourselves and others. The food we eat in Canada is among the safest in the world; however, foods can still become contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals or other toxins, as it makes its way to the table. According to the Government of Canada, about 1 in 8 Canadians get sick due to food borne illness every year. Southwestern Public Health is committed to providing you with the tools and education to help keep you and your family healthy. This page includes important tips that you can use at home to help keep you safe from foodborne illness.