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A BC KalamiTea – kombucha alcohol levels affecting mothers, infants and toddlers

Kombucha is a mildly sweet and acidic beverage considered to be a healthy alternative to sugary soda drinks. It is popular in Canada and other countries, and in British Columbia and Ontario, locally…
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A local food environment policy framework: How to take action and measure change in Ontario

Government policies targeting the availability, affordability, and marketing of foods can shape the food environment. Local governments are often the first to implement innovative healthy food…
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BC Healthy Living Alliance - Hashing it Out: Can We Learn About Cannabis From What We Know About Alcohol?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in policy approaches to substance use in Canada and BC.The introduction of Happy Hours and expansion of booze sales to new places such as farmers…
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Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach

The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health…
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Cannabis Edibles Roles & Responsibilities in Regional Health Authorities

Topics: Cannabis, Food
The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series - Student Edition

This CIPHI Seminar Series will feature three student abstracts.Microbial Levels of Kibbeh NayyehPresenter: Mahmoud KanaanKibbeh Nayyeh is a raw beef ready-to-eat dish typically found in the Middle…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series - Student Presentations

Topics: Food
This CIPHI Seminar will feature three student presentations:The Missing Ingredient: Food Safety Messages on Popular Recipe BlogsUse of infrared thermometers to predict internal temperature of meat…
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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series: The Effect of Food Handler Training Certification on Food Premises in Ontario, Canada

Topics: Food
Although food handler training certification for operators of food premises have been implemented by many health units, the effectiveness of this intervention remains inconclusive. Regression models…
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Estimating the health impact of foodborne illness in Ontario

Topics: Food
This presentation will cover findings from a recent publication on the burden or health impact of foodborne illness in Ontario.As part of an effort by the Environmental and Occupational Health team…
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Farm Food Safety Session / Traceability and Recall Management Registration

Topics: Food
Topics to be covered at this event will include:The benefits of on-farm food safety certification to meet buyer requirementsThe basics and pay off for implementing traceabilityInvestigative…
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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food…
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Listeriosis in Ontario

In 2008, Ontario experienced the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded in the province. Since then, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario and local public health units…
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Marijuana Edibles: Regulatory Updates, Risk Assessment and Public Health Messaging

Topics: Cannabis, Food
The next chapter in marijuana legalization is the introduction of commercially produced edibles with the first legal products expected to be on the shelves next month. The regulations appear…
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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar

Topics: Cannabis, Food, Mould
The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar, which will highlight three student research projects from the BCIT…
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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation

Title: Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundationSpeaker: Leia Minaker, Assistant Professor, University of WaterlooAbstract: …
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NCCEH Webinar: KALAMITea - Kombucha alcohol levels affecting mothers, infants and toddlers

Topics: Food
Kombucha is a fermented tea considered to be a healthy alternative to sugary soda drinks but may contain residual alcohol from the multi-step fermentation process that converts sugar to alcohol.…
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Outcome Based Regulations – Safe Food for Canadian Regulations

Topics: Food
Effective earlier this year, the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) consolidated 14 sets of existing regulations into one. These strong, outcome based regulations focus on prevention, new…
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Promoting evidence-based food handler legislation in York region

Prior to 2018, food handler certification was not mandatory in Ontario. As such, some municipalities developed their own bylaws. Learn more about how the Regional Municipality of York explored and…
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Public Health Approaches and Practice in Complex Systems

“Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems” will dedicate two days to exploring complex adaptive systems and complexity science through a variety of plenary…
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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Healthier children living longer through better nutrition: Strategies to promote and support healthy diet

The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto brings academics together with public and community health experts as well as provincial, national, and global…
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