Date: May 22, 2019

Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Fog patches developing late this evening. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

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Shopping for Food Safely

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:32 AM

Shopping for Food

Being a smart shopper will help protect you and your family from the chance of getting a food-borne illness. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe when shopping for food:

  • When you are on a shopping trip, buy food last. Make the grocery store your last stop before heading home
  • Purchase approved food - i.e. graded eggs, pasteurized milk, etc.
  • Pick dry, canned and room temperature foods first. Pick cold foods last - this keeps the refrigerated and frozen foods colder until you get them home
  • Do not buy food in poor condition
  • Make sure refrigerated food is cold to the touch
  • Frozen food should be frozen solid
  • Canned goods should be free of dents, cracks or bulging lids. This can indicate a food poisoning threat.Do not buy anything you will not use before the "best before" date
  • Never leave food in a hot car! The heat gives bacteria a perfect environment to grow

Reusable Grocery Bags/Bins

Reusable bins and bags can collect harmful bacteria and should be cleaned before reusing them. Bags and bins can pick up bacteria from foods they carry, and from the environment, and that can increase the risk of cross contamination of food.