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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.