Bacteria, viruses, parasites, mould and their toxins can live and/or grow in some foods, and as a result, when individuals consume these foods, they may become ill.
Common symptoms of food-borne illness include:
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- Stomach cramps
- Fever or chills
- Additionally, symptoms can include headaches, muscle pain and weakness.
While people with weakened immune systems (e.g. infants, the elderly, people taking immunosuppressant drugs, people with HIV/AIDS) are at higher risk for becoming seriously ill or even dying from the symptoms of food-borne illness, healthy people may also suffer after-effects from food-borne illness and the effects can last a lifetime.
This website information is for:
- Members of the public who want to know more about food safety and
- Food premises owners and operators who need more information about handling and preparing safe food for their customers protection and to meet the requirements of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation.
Food-Borne Illness, Investigations & Recalls
- Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to Salmonella
- Updated Food Recall Warning - Ardent Mills/Robin Hood flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121
- Food Recall Warning - Wholesome Farms brand Sundae Cup products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- Ongoing outbreak of norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw and undercooked oysters from British Columbia
Resources and Applications
- Resources for Residents
- Community Special Events/Farmers' Markets Applications
- Food Premises Operators
Healthy Menu Choices Act
- Understanding Ontario's Menu Labelling Rules
- Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015
- Regulation 50/16
- Application of the Act in Convenience Stores
Public health inspectors are available to provide the Be Food Safe display. The display highlights the four principles of safe food handling. More information (PDF)