Public Advisory

There is an MOH Class Order in place, effective July 17th, for Grey and Bruce County that orders all Commercial Establishments to take actions related to the use of face coverings, ensure effective measures to maintain physical distancing and to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer. For full details, visit the MOH Class Orders page. Also view, FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

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.