Food safety

Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls.

General food safety tips

Protect your family with tips for handling, storing, cooking, barbecuing and reheating food. Also find facts on pesticides and food safety, labels and packaging, and allergies.

Food safety for vulnerable populations

Prevent food poisoning in seniors, children, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems by following these food safety tips.

Meat, poultry, fish and seafood safety

Help prevent food poisoning by following these cooking tips for meat, poultry (including eggs), fish and seafood.

Food safety for fruits and vegetables

Wash, prepare, store and cook fruits and vegetables properly to prevent food poisoning. Also know the health risks of unpasteurized juice and cider.

Milk and infant formula

Protect children from food poisoning by knowing the facts about powdered infant formula and raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Seasonal food safety

Be aware of food safety risks for each season, including during the school year, summertime, Halloween and the holiday season.

Food allergies

Learn about food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities, including celiac disease. Also find information about common allergens and allergen labelling.

Food recalls

Stay informed about recalled foods that could cause food poisoning. Learn about the Government of Canada's role in food safety and what you as a consumer can do to help.

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