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Category: Food Safety

Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.

  • Community group seeking input on food security plans – Norfolk

    SIMCOE, JUNE 11, 2013 – If we want our communities to be healthy and vibrant, an important step is ensuring that people living in the area have enough healthy food to eat. This statement may seem quite simple and logical, but making it a reality can be a challenge. According to the most recent local […]

  • Keep food safe if the power goes out, Health Unit urges

    SIMCOE, OCTOBER 29, 2012 – As people brace themselves for the heavy wind and rain storm in the forecast, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding homeowners, restaurant owners and operators of other food premises that power outages can pose a threat to the safety of food supplies. Without electrical power, freezers and refrigerators will lose […]

  • Power Outages & Food Safety

    APRIL 28, 2011 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is advising the public and food premise operators to consider food safety during power outages. Without electrical power refrigerators and freezers will lose ability to store foods at safe temperatures. Foods stored in fridges should be held at 4°C or less while foods stored in freezers should […]

  • Food safety tips for a healthy holiday feast

    SIMCOE, NOVEMBER 29, 2010 – Enjoying food with family and friends is often a highlight of the holiday season. Family members will bring their favourite dishes from home. The oven and refrigerator will become over-stuffed. Relatives will sit and visit after a big feast, with a glass of eggnog or cider in hand. This familiar […]

  • Don’t let the grill make you ill

    SIMCOE, ON, JULY 16, 2010 – Barbecue season is in full swing and the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit would like to remind people of the steps they can take to avoid food borne illness caused by bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. An estimated 11 million Canadians suffer from a food-related illness every year, most […]