Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the Grey Bruce Health Unit moves to the Green Prevent Level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. For week of March 1, vaccinations will focus on 2nd dose for all LTCH residents; First Responders (Police and Fire); Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Community Needle Exchange Partners; and over 80 clients. For clients 80 years of age and older - primary care should be reaching out to them directly; and, for those in this group who do not have a primary care provider (or have a primary care provider outside of the Grey/Bruce region, a 1800 # will soon be available to book appointments.

Please do not call your healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Please do not call Health Unit to book an appointment.

Vaccine rollout details

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.