According to the Government of Canada, more than 4 million Canadians get food poisoning every year. Food poisoning is caused by food that is contaminated with a harmful micro-organism such as bacteria, parasites or viruses.
- You can’t always tell if something has gone bad by the smell or taste. It’s safer to throw it out.
- Always make sure to wash your hands when handling food.
- Sanitize countertops, utensils and cutting boards before and after preparing food.
- It’s important to keep your cold food cold and your hot food hot. Avoid letting your food reach the temperature danger zone which is 4°C(40°F) to 60°C(140°F). This is the perfect temperature for bacteria to flourish.