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Food Issues: Notes from the Field

Topics: Food General, Canada 

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 Officers. Example assessments include safety concerns associated with kombucha tea, raw carob powder in raw foods, and unwashed bakery couche (linens). These opinions, created by food safety...

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Risk Factors and Surveillance Systems for Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in Canada (University of Guelph Master of Public Health Program)

Topics: Food General, Canada 

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. Surveillance and food safety systems at the regional (or local), provincial/territorial, and federal levels are designed to functioncollaboratively. The efficiency of surveillance systems to produce...

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Review of Food Safety Interventions and Evaluation in Food Service Establishments

Topics: Food General, Canada 

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 developed countries due to high consumption of food prepared outside homes. To reduce foodborne illness risks, many health authorities implement food safety interventions in FSEs in order to modify food...

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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)

Topics: Food General, Canada 

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 currently no GM animals or products derived from GM animals approved for human consumption in Canada. According to the principle of substantial equivalence, which is used to evaluate the safety of GM foods...

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Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Trigger for Investigation On 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 investigation and trace-back and advised relevant public health authorities of illnesses to ensure follow-up of cases. You are the epidemiologist working at the local health authority where the cases...

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Ready-to-Eat Meat Online Course: Assessing the Food Safety Risks

Topics: Food General, Canada 

Introduction Developed specifically for public health inspectors (PHIs), this online, self-directed course focuses on micro-, small-, and medium-sized ready-to-eat (RTE) meat production operations. In general, smaller RTE meat production facilities are not federally registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency but are inspected by PHIs from a provincial agency or local health department....

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Food Environments: An Introduction for Public Health Practice

Topics: Food General, Canada 

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 to healthy environments (e.g., medical health officers, public health dietitians, health promotion professionals). It introduces the concept of food environments, highlights some key evidence for the...

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Workshops Presentations

Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector

Topics: Food NB, Canada 

CIPHI New Brunswick Annual Educational Conference 2014 CIPHI National Educational Conference 2014 (with Rick Kelly, Food Security Network of NL)

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food Safety InterventionsHannah Moffatt, NCCEH Toronto Public Health Food Safety Inspection and Disclosure ProgramRon de Burger, Toronto Public Health Evidence-informed decision-making for food safety in Ontario: Do we have what it takes?Ray Copes, Public Health Ontario Workshop summary

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Food Safety Interventions: Do we know what works?

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Introduction and overviewRay Copes, Public Health Ontario Food Safety Interventions of Food Service Establishments Brian Lee, NCCEH Update on DineSafe Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health Serving Safer Food AlbertaMichael Sidra, Alberta Health Services Food Safety Calendar Carolyn Pigeau, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Sharing Challenges: Summary of Discussion Sharing...

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

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food safety approaches in community food security interventionsEllen Desjardins, University of Waterloo Taking a big picture approach in environmental public health: PHIs and food security interventionsKaren Rideout, NCCEH Systems Approach to Environmental Health Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health

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Event

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) BC Branch - Fresh and Always in Season: The MarketSafe Food Safety Training Program

Topics: Food General, Canada 

The MarketSafe food safety training program is a food safety training program for farmers and producers who make, bake, or grow products to sell at local farmers’ markets. It was developed by BC FOODSAFE, in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. The association identified an urgent need for food safety education and training that was easy to understand and relevant to those...

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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) BC Branch - Why are Good Agriculture and Collection Practices important to public health?

The presentation will include a brief background of the Herb, Spice, Specialty Agriculture Association (HSSA), its associated programs, and mandate. The national Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP) program will be outlined in detail from development and collaborations to benchmarking and delivery. It will outline how HACCP plays a role and what that means to those using the program....

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Food Safety Culture: When Food Safety Systems are Not Enough

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Food Safety Culture remains a concept that is challenging to assess and improve in real-life situations.  To address this knowledge gap, a study was initiated to develop a tool that could be used to assess the different components of food safety culture in order to identify points for improvement. The survey was developed based on questions that assessed the different components of food safety...

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Legislation

Canada Grain Regulations, CRC, c 889

Canada Agricultural Products Act, RSC 1985, c 20 (4th Supp)

Dairy Products Regulations, SOR/79-840

Egg Regulations, CRC, c 284

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations, CRC, c 285

Honey Regulations, CRC, c 287

Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations, SOR/92-541

Maple Products Regulations, CRC, c 289

Organic Products Regulations, 2009, SOR/2009-176

Processed Egg Regulations, CRC, c 290

Processed Products Regulations, CRC, c 291

Canada Grain Act, RSC 1985, c G-10

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, SC 1997, c 6

Feeds Act, RSC 1985, c F-9

Feeds Regulations, 1983, SOR/83-593

Fish Inspection Act, RSC 1985, c F-12

Fish Inspection Regulations, CRC, c 802

Fisheries Act, RSC 1985, c F-14

Health of Animals Act, SC 1990, c 21

Reportable Diseases Regulations, SOR/91-2

Meat Inspection Act, RSC 1985, c 25 (1st Supp)

Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990, SOR/90-288

Seeds Act, RSC 1985, c S-8

Seeds Regulations, CRC, c 1400

Food and Drugs Act, RSC 1985, c F-27

Food and Drug Regulations, CRC, c 870

Dairy Industry Act, RSA 2000, c D-2

Dairy Industry Regulation, Alta Reg 139/1999

Livestock and Livestock Products Act, RSA 2000, c L-18

Honey Grading Regulation, Alta Reg 104/1997

Purchase and Sale of Eggs and Processed Egg Regulation, Alta Reg 23/2004

Meat Inspection Act, RSA 2000, c M-9

Meat Inspection Regulation, Alta Reg 42/2003

Food Regulation, Alta Reg 31/2006

Food Premises Regulation, BC Reg 210/99

Agri-Food Choice and Quality Act, SBC 2000, c 20

Agricultural Produce Grading Act, RSBC 1996, c 11

Egg Product Regulation, BC Reg 99/78

Fruit and Vegetable Regulation, BC Reg 100/78

Hatchery Regulation, BC Reg 101/78

Honey Regulation, BC Reg 103/78

Live, Dressed and Eviscerated Poultry Regulation, BC Reg 104/78

Shell Egg Grading Regulation, BC Reg 105/78

Fish Inspection Act, RSBC 1996, c 148

Fish Inspection Regulations, BC Reg 12/78

Fisheries Act, RSBC 1996, c 149

Fisheries Act Regulations, BC Reg 140/76

Aquaculture Regulation, BC Reg 78/2002

Food Products Standards Act, RSBC 1996, c 153

Food Safety Act, SBC 2002, c 28

Meat Inspection Regulation, 349/2004

Milk Industry Act, RSBC 1996, c 289

Milk Industry Standards Regulation, BC Reg 464/81

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Act, RSBC 1996, c 296

Plant Protection Act, RSBC 1996, c 365

Elk Game Production Regulation, Man Reg 19/97

Organic Agricultural Products Act, CCSM c O77

Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation, Man Reg 339/88 R

Health Hazards Regulation, Man Reg 29/2009

Information Sharing Regulation, Man Reg 30/2009

The Dairy Act, CCSM c D10

Dairy Regulation, Man Reg 203/87 R

The Farm Products Marketing Act, CCSM c F47

Milk Quality Regulation, Man Reg 168/2007

The Fisheries Act, CCSM c F90

The Food Safety and Related Amendments Act, CCSM c F138 [Not yet in force]

The Fruit and Vegetable Sales Act, CCSM c F180

Fruit and Vegetable Sales Regulation, Man Reg 207/87 R

Livestock and Livestock Products Act, CCSM c L170

Honey Regulation, Man Reg 210/87 R

On-Farm Food Safety Regulation, Man Reg 41/2003

Poultry Products Regulation, Man Reg 211/87 R

Safe Livestock and Livestock Products Regulation, Man Reg 42/2003

The Livestock Industry Diversification Act, CCSM c L175

Abattoir Regulation, NB Reg 2009-140

Dairy Plant and Transportation of Milk Regulation, NB Reg 2009-139

Food Premises Regulation, NB Reg 2009-138

Potato Disease Eradication Act, RSNB 2011, c 206

Poultry Health Protection Act, RSNB 2011, c 207

Seafood Processing Act, SNB 2006, c S-5.3

Apiary Inspection Act, RSNB 2011, c 111

General Regulation, NB Reg 97-98

Natural Products Act, SNB 1999, c N-1.2

Dairy Products Regulation, NB Reg 84-159

Dressed Poultry and Eviscerated Poultry Regulation, NB Reg 88-265

Eggs Regulation, NB Reg 82-96

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulation, NB Reg 84-88

Milk Quality Regulation, NB Reg 2010-19

New Brunswick Sweet Apple Cider Regulation, NB Reg 84-186

General Regulation, NB Reg 84-71

Hatchery Licensing and Hatchery Supply Flock Policy Regulation, NB Reg 82-97

General Regulation, NB Reg 2009-20

General Regulation, NB Reg 82-70

Berry Regulations, CNLR 1195/96

Aquaculture Act, RSNL 1990, c A-13

Aquaculture Regulations, CNLR 1139/96

Fish Inspection Act, RSNL 1990, c F-12

Fish Inspection Operations Regulations, NLR 76/07

In-Province Retail Fish Establishment Regulations, NLR 75/07

Food and Drug Act, RSNL 1990, c F-21

Food Premises Regulations, CNLR 1022/96

Meat Inspection Act, RSNL 1990, c M-2

Meat Inspection Regulations, CNLR 801/96

Natural Products Marketing Act, RSNL 1990, c N-2

Egg Regulations, NLR 33/00

Milk Regulations, 1998, NLR 69/98

Poultry and Poultry Products Act, RSNL 1990, c P-18

Egg Grading and Inspection Regulations, CNLR 992/96

Food Safety Regulations, NS Reg 206/2005

Agriculture and Marketing Act, RSNS 1989, c 6

Beef and Veal Carcass Grading Regulations, NS Reg 1/67

Dressed and Eviscerated Poultry Regulations, NS Reg 96/79

Hog Carcass Grading Regulations, NS Reg 5/67

Lamb and Mutton Carcass Grading Regulations, NS Reg 86/74

Nova Scotia Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations, NS Reg 84/79

Prevention and Control of Apple Maggot Regulations, NS Reg 107/2002

Regulations Respecting the Grading, Packing, Marking, Inspecting, Advertising and Sale of Eggs, NS Reg 58/94

Bee Industry Act, SNS 2005, c 3

Dairy Industry Act, SNS 2000, c 24

Goat Milk Production (Schedule 12), NS Reg 122/94

Schedule 3 - Grading, Packaging and Sale of Dairy Products Regulations, NS Reg 200/89

Schedule 4 - Manufactured Dairy Products Regulations, NS Reg 201/89

Milk Classes and Categories Regulations, NS Reg 3/2006

Schedule 2 - Milk Production Regulations, NS Reg 117/94

Schedule 5 - Milk Transportation Regulations, NS Reg 202/89

Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, SNS 1996, c 25

Fish Inspection Regulations, NS Reg 286/84

Natural Products Act, RSNS 1989, c 308

Cattle Marketing Plan, NS Reg 211/2004

Cattle Producers Regulations, NS Reg 34/2006

Wildlife Act, RSNS 1989, c 504

Deer Farming and Marketing of Deer Products Regulations, NS Reg 1/91

Game Farming Regulations NS Reg 147/96

Meat Inspection Act, SNS 1996, c 6

Meat Inspection Regulations, NS Reg 46/90

Milk Production, Transportation and Pasteurization Regulations, NS Reg 54/66

Eating or Drinking Places Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-14

Meat Inspection Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 190-96

Milk Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-19

Eating or Drinking Places Business Licence Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c B-4

Food Premises, RRO 1990, Reg 562

Farm Products Grades and Sales Act, RSO 1990, c F.8

Fish Inspection Act, RSO 1990, c F.18

Quality Control, RRO 1990, Reg 456

Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001, SO 2001, c 20

Eggs and Processed Egg, O Reg 171/10

General, O Reg 222/05

Meat, O Reg 31/05

Livestock and Livestock Products Act, RSO 1990, c L.20

Livestock, RRO 1990, Reg 725

Livestock and Livestock Products, O Reg 318/99

Milk Act, RSO 1990, c M.12

Milk and Milk Products, RRO 1990, Reg 761

Nutrient Management Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 4

Disposal of Dead Farm Animals, O Reg 106/09

Fish Inspection Act, RSPEI 1988, c F-13

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC764/72

Pesticides Control Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-4

Plant Health Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-9.1

Potatoes Regulations, PEI Reg EC138/95

Milk Processing Regulations, PEI Reg EC417/12

Slaughter House Regulations, PEI Reg EC478/62

Regulation respecting fresh fruits and vegetables, CQLR c P-29, r 3

Regulation respecting bottled water, CQLR c P-29, r 2

An Act Respecting the Marketing of Agricultural, Food and Fish Products, CQLR c M-35.1

Farm Producers Act, CQLR c P-28

Food Products Act, CQLR c P-29

The Marine Products Processing Act, CQLR c T-11.01

Regulation respecting food, CQLR c P-29, r 1

An Act respecting commercial aquaculture, CQLR c A-20.2

Commercial aquaculture Regulation, CQLR c A-20.2, r 1

Food Safety Regulations, RRS c P-37.1 Reg 12

Milk Pasteurization Regulations, RRS c P-37.1 Reg 5

The Animal Products Act, RSS 1978 (Supp), c A-20.2

Domestic Game Farm Animal Regulations, RRS c A-20.2 Reg 10

Livestock Inspection and Transportation Regulations, 1978, Sask Reg 242/78

Saskatchewan Egg Regulations, 2010, RRS c A-20.2 Reg 13

The Apiaries Act, 2005, SS 2005, c A-22.01

The Apiaries Regulations, 2005, RRS c A-22.01 Reg 1

The Diseases of Animals Act, RSS 1978, c D-30

Diseases of Domestic Game Farm Animals Regulations, RRS c D-30 Reg 1

The Donation of Food Act, 1995, SS 1995, c D-32.01

The Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 1994, SS 1994, c F-16.1

The Fisheries Regulations, RRS c F-16.1 Reg 1

Milk Control Act, 1992, SS 1992, c M-15.1

Milk Control Regulations, RRS c M-15 Reg 1

Pest Control Act, RSS 1978, c P-7

The Bacterial Ring Rot Control Regulations, RRS c P-7 Reg 4

The Vegetable, Fruit and Honey Sales Act, RSS 1978, c V-2 [repealed or spent]

The General Regulations Under the Vegetable, Fruit and Honey Sales Act, Sask Reg 137/70

The Honey Regulations (Saskatchewan), Sask Reg 198/77

Regulations For the Grading and Inspection of Honey, Sask Reg 62/70

Regulations Governing the Production and Sale of Milk and Certain Milk Products, YCO 1962/23

Agricultural Products Act, RSY 2002, c 3

Meat Inspection and Abattoir Regulations, YOIC 1988/104

Animal Health Act, SY 2013, c 10

Industrial and Construction Camps Regulations, NS Reg 40/42

Camps in Unorganized Territory, RRO 1990, Reg 554

Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7

Public Health Act, SNB 1998, c P-22.4