Date: July 16, 2019

Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 29. Humidex 37. UV index 7 or high.


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Food Safety

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, June 5, 2017 2:01 PM

Historically, food has played a large role in the spread of human diseases. Food-borne illness (better known as food poisoning) can happen to anyone. Millions of cases happen in Canada each year. Lambton Public Health attempts to reduce or prevent food-borne illness from happening.

Food safety is a mandatory program under the Ontario Public Health Standards that Lambton Public Health must to deliver to the public.

Lambton Public Health's Food Safety Program ensures:

  • There is a reduced incidence of food-borne illnesses
  • There is reduced exposure to food that is unfit for human consumption
  • Food premises operators, handle, prepare and serve food in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Food prepared in private homes are handled and prepared in a safe and sanitary manner

Lambton Public Health does this by:

  • Conducting inspections of food premises
  • Following up on confirmed/suspect food-borne illness
  • Providing safe food handling education

For more information, questions or concerns about food safety, call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839.

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