Third Dose Vaccine Rollout in Grey Bruce for Certain Immunocompromised Patients

Note: Individuals eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine may also visit a local pharmacy

Vaccine Information and Clinics

Children, Youth and COVID-19 Vaccines

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings Electronic/Printable Vaccine Receipt

Ontario is currently in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen

Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

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.