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Cannabis Resources for Environmental Health Practitioners

This topic page is intended to help environmental health practitioners understand the guiding principles and public health objectives being used to develop cannabis policy, both federally and across…
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COVID-19 and use of disinfectants and sanitizers in food premises

This blog is based on the NCCEH guidance document Disinfectants and Sanitizers for Use on Food Contact Surfaces to reflect recent developments due to COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus…
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Dragon's Breath – Take precautions when using liquid nitrogen in food and beverages

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A novel food trend has been popping up in shopping malls, carnivals, fairs, and restaurants, using liquid nitrogen to create frozen desserts, or to produce vapour clouds when foods such as cereals…
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Ethnic and Specialty Foods

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The definition of “ethnic food” depends on the geographic and cultural context in which the cuisine is found. Broadly speaking, ethnic foods are defined by others outside of the respective ethnic…
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Food Environments

The foods that people choose to consume are influenced by the availability, affordability, and accessibility of foods in the environments in which they live, work, and play. Defined by the built and…
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Food Resources

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Public health is affected by the food choices people make, the quality and quantity of food available, and the ways food is produced. The modernization of food systems has resulted in complex…
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Kombucha with a Kick: Ethanol Content in Retail Brews

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Kombucha is a fermented beverage that is produced by incubating sweetened tea and other flavorings with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (or “SCOBY”). During the fermentation process, yeasts…
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Marine Shellfish Poisoning

Marine shellfish poisoning refers to illnesses in humans caused by consumption of marine bivalve shellfish (e.g., clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, cockles) that contain biotoxins (e.g., domoic acid…
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Norovirus

Norovirus is a group of highly contagious viruses that cause short-term gastroenteritis symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and potentially chills and fever. Norovirus infection can occur…
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The Detection of Oxycodone in Mussels Collected in Washington State and its Potential Impact on Human Health

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife in collaboration with The Centre for Urban Waters, University of Washington/Tacoma reported detecting “contaminants of emerging concern” (CECs) in…
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