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Foodbook Report

Topics: Food
Outbreaks associated with widely-distributed food products can have important health and economic impacts in Canada. These outbreaks also affect the health of Canadians and may impact the public's…
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Foodborne Chemical Toxins

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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Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection

Presentations:Introductions and purpose of the workshopMona Shum, NCCEHWhat is Health Promotion in the context of Health Protection?Audrey Campbell, University of British ColumbiaA Collaborative…
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Impact of Home Preparation and Cooking Methods on Levels of Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Foods

Human exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) is primarily from ingestion of fish, meat, and dairy products. Based on studies where populations were exposed to much higher levels of DLCs…
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Improving Public Health with Healthy Food Environments

Topics: Food
This presentation was originally delivered at TOPHC 2018 in Toronto, ON.
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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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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

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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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

As ecosystems try to adapt to climate volatility, so are Indigenous communities striving to become more food self-sufficient — both in reaction to and in anticipation of further climate pressures.…
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Introduction to Food Environments: Contextualizing Retail Food Environment Assessments for Public Health Inspectors

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Poster presentation from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2016 Annual Conference.
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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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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.Editor’s PicksAfter searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the…
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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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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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Microbial Risks and Canadian Regulations For Specialty Ethnic Foods: Pork Dinakdakan

Topics: Food
Dinakdakan is a popular appetizer dish originating from the Ilocos region in the Philippines. This dish typically consists of cooked pig organs such as ears,liver, face, stomach, and/or intestines,…
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Microbial Risks and Canadian Regulations For Specialty Ethnic Foods: Ceviche

Topics: Food
Ceviche is a popular dish in Central and South America, and is rapidly gaining popularity in Canada and the US. Typically, raw fish or shellfish such as shrimp or scallops are marinated in lime or…
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Nanotechnology: A Review of Exposure, Health Risks and Recent Regulatory Developments

Nanotechnology is the creation of materials, devices, and systems by controlling matter at the nanometer scale (1-100 billionths of a meter). Potential exposures to engineered nanoparticles (ENPs)…
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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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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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