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Outcome Based Regulations – Safe Food for Canadian Regulations

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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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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Trigger for InvestigationOn June 18, 2010 a commercial harvester advised an inspection specialist at CFIA of four cases of suspect PSP-related illness that occurred June 17, 2010. CFIA began an…
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Pepper Spray in the Indoor Environment and in the Vicinity of Food Products and Preparation Surfaces

Pepper spray is discharged during an attempted robbery of a jewellery store in a large urban mall.  The robbery site is located next to the mall’s food court.  For several days, mall patrons continue…
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Perceived and Potential Human Health Risks Associated with Consumption of Genetically Modified Animals (University of Guelph Master of Public Health Program)

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Numerous varieties of genetically modified (GM) crops have been approved in Canada, and processed foods containing GM ingredients can be found on grocery store shelves. In contrast, there are…
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Pickling, fermentation, packaging and canning issues: is pH 4.6 the magic number?

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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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Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation

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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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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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Nuggets of Wisdom: Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreaks and the Case for New Rules on Uncooked Frozen Processed Chicken

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This presentation will describe three Canadian Salmonella serotype Enteritidis outbreak investigations in 2014 and 2015 that implicated uncooked, frozen, processed chicken products produced at the…
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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Sodium Levels in Processed Foods

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​High dietary sodium intake has been linked to elevated blood pressure, which is the leading preventable risk factor for death worldwide. High blood pressure is the major cause of cardiovascular…
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Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

Ready-To-Eat Meat Products, Environmental Testing Programs and Listeria and OMAFRA-licensed facilities

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Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen and the causative agent of listeriosis. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) conducts testing for Listeria monocytogenes…
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Review of Food Safety Interventions and Evaluation in Food Service Establishments

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The public health and economic implications for foodborne illness in industrialized nations can be costly. Food service establishments (FSEs) are major settings for foodborne pathogen exposure in…
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Risk Factors and Surveillance Systems for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in Canada (University of Guelph Master of Public Health Program)

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Risk factors for foodborne illness in Canada span along the “farm-to-fork continuum.” Human risk factors include personal hygiene, cross-contamination, temperature control and unsafe food sources. …
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Safe Preparation and Storage of Aboriginal Traditional/Country Foods

Aboriginal populations in Canada (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) have a diverse culture and live in a wide range of habitats. Traditionally, they obtained foods by harvesting, hunting, and fishing…
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Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Mycotoxins in Food Insecure Countries

Presenter: Dr. J. David Miller, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, OttawaAbstract: There are five agriculturally important mycotoxins in food and feed, aflatoxin (1961), ochratoxin (1965…
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Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

Taking a Big Picture Approach in Environmental Public Health: Public Health Inspectors and Food Security Interventions

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Presentations:Food safety approaches in community food security interventionsEllen Desjardins, University of WaterlooTaking a big picture approach in environmental public health: PHIs and food…
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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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