Food Safety

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:


DineSafe Durham

DineSafe Durham is a food safety inspection disclosure program. Visit the DineSafe Durham Website and read more...

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:

Food-Borne Illness, Investigations & Recalls

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Recall Warnings Open external website

Current Notices


Resources and Applications

Healthy Menu Choices Act

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)