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Vaccine rollout details

Ontario will move to Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.  The province-wide Emergency Brake and enhanced public health shutdown measures remain in effect until Ontario enters Step 1. Workplace shutdown details.

Public Health is the lead in all outbreaks and case management. Public Health will contact you if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, based on a thorough risk assessment completed only by Public Health.

Food Safety

 

Notice of New Regulations

 

Food-borne illness is caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Symptoms may include:

  • stomach cramps,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea or fever;

Symptoms will vary depending on the type of micro-organism that caused the illness. According to Health Canada, it is estimated that between 11 and 13 million Canadians become ill each year with a food-borne illness (Food Related Illnesses, 2010, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/ill-intox/index-eng.php).  

Preventing food-borne illness and ensuring food safety requires a joint effort between the consumer, industry and government agencies.  The Grey Bruce Health Unit is responsible for activities such as:

  • conducting compliance inspections of food premises (e.g. restaurants, long-term care facilities, community centres);
  • investigating food-borne illnesses and complaints regarding food premises;
  • assisting other agencies in food recalls;
  • and, providing educational sessions to food handlers.

More Information

  • Allergy and health hazard alerts - Canadian Food Inspection Agency: www.inspection.gc.ca

  • Food safety and nutrition of food sold in Canada - Health Canada: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

  • Agriculture sector and processing industry - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs: www.omafra.gov.on.ca

 

If you would like to obtain more information on Food Safety, or information from food premises inspection reports, contact your nearest Health Unit office and speak to a Public Health Inspector.