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Does Eating Organic Food Reduce Pesticide Exposures and Health Risks?

Diet is an important source of pesticide exposure, particularly for children, but data are lacking on the amount of pesticides consumed in the diet relative to exposures from other sources. Available…
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Dragon's Breath – Take precautions when using liquid nitrogen in food and beverages

Topics: Food
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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Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

EHOs' involvement with food security: Promoting food donations

Topics: Food
The BCCDC/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…
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Enteric Outbreak Toolkit

Topics: Food
The Outbreak Toolkit is a one-stop shop for resources and tools to assist epidemiologists, environmental health officers, public health nurses and other public health practitioners involved in…
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Environmental Health Seminar - BCIT Student Research Projects

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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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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Ethnic and Specialty Foods

Topics: Food
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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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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Food Deserts and Food Swamps: A Primer

Topics: Equity, Food
Our food environments, which include the food that is available to us in our day-to-day environments, is a determinant of what we eat as individuals.This document is intended for environmental public…
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Food Donation Guidelines, 2015

Topics: Food
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development SeminarThe National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC…
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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 Environments: An Introduction for Public Health Practice

Topics: Food
This document was written for environmental public health practitioners (environmental health officers and public health inspectors), as well as other public health professionals whose work relates…
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Food Issues: Notes from the Field

Topics: Food
Food Issues: Notes from the Field is a collection of food safety assessments the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has provided in response to inquiries made by Environmental Health…
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Food Resources

Topics: Food
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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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Topics: Food
Presentations:Food Safety InterventionsHannah Moffatt, NCCEHToronto Public Health Food Safety Inspection and Disclosure ProgramRon de Burger, Toronto Public HealthEvidence-informed decision-making…
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Food Safety Interventions: Do we know what works?

Topics: Food
Presentations:Introduction and overviewRay Copes, Public Health OntarioFood Safety Interventions of Food Service Establishments Brian Lee, NCCEHUpdate on DineSafe Ron de Burger, Toronto Public…
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Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector

Topics: Food
CIPHI New Brunswick Annual Educational Conference 2014CIPHI National Educational Conference 2014 (with Rick Kelly, Food Security Network of NL)
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Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?