This Food Safety article originally appeared in full on Health Inspector’s Notebook, a website by Jim Chan, a retired Toronto Public Health Inspector. Jim has generously agreed to share his knowledge and expertise with us here on the FoodReach site.
Let’s talk about the importance of food safety and what can be done to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
Many people do not recognize the serious nature of food poisoning and some people confuse food poisoning with a common flu or a ‘stomach flu’. Also, many people assume restaurant food & meals are the cause of food poisoning, but according to a Toronto Board of Health report, 1 in 6 of all food poisoning cases are caused by food prepared at home.