Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 08, 2010 10:00 ET

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Promotes Safe Food Handling Practices With On-Line Resources

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2010) -

Editors note: A video and a photo are included with this press release on Marketwire's website.

Core news facts:

- The CFIA has created four web-based videos that promote safe food handling practices in the home. The four main messages of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill are demonstrated in four meal preparation videos to help Canadians better understand these important food safety messages and put them into practice.

- The four safe food handling messages are demonstrated in the following video concepts:

   - preparing a school lunch

   - cooking with a food thermometer

   - cooking a holiday turkey dinner

   - preparing a home-made pizza

- The CFIA has also updated its on-line Food Safety Wheel Game for adults, youth and educators. The game tests food safety knowledge on the four food safety messages of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

- The CFIA worked with the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education and Health Canada to develop these on-line food safety resources.

- The videos and game are available on the Government of Canada's new Food Safety Portal and the CFIA's Consumer Centre. They will also be available at CFIA exhibits.

- In addition to learning more about these important food safety messages, consumers can sign up for email alerts at the above websites and report their own food safety concerns.

   - Get more food safety tips

   - Know your role in food safety

- New mobile and social media tools are available to help Canadians stay informed about food safety:

   - Subscribe to RSS updates for food recalls and allergy alerts. They will be delivered to your RSS reader.

   - Stay on top of food recall and allergy alerts with notifications delivered directly to your email account.

   - Follow the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for food recalls and allergy alerts.

   - Embed this widget on your website, blog or social media page to share up-to-date recalls and allergy alerts with your viewers.

- Learn more by visiting www.foodsafety.gc.ca or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.

Background:

The CFIA's Food Safety Portal is designed to give Canadians tools that can help them prevent food-related illness. In addition to signing up for email alerts through the website, consumers can easily report their own food safety concerns.

The website has seven major sections:

  • Recalls, Warnings and Reporting allows consumers to sign up to receive food recalls and allergy alerts directly into their email inboxes, and to get information about how to report a food safety concern.
  • Safe Food Handling and Preparation provides tips on how to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading in the kitchen. It offers advice on cleaning, storing, preparing, and cooking food, and provides safe food handling tips on a range of different foods.
  • Food Labels shows how to make informed choices about food based on nutrition labels.
  • Food Allergies explains the symptoms of allergic reactions and how to avoid them, and lists recent public advisories for high-risk food recalls.
  • Understanding Food Safety connects consumers to a wide range of information on additives and genetically modified foods, chemical products, packaging, irradiated foods, bottled water and toxins.
  • Food Poisoning describes the common causes of food poisoning, and what to do if someone gets sick from food.
  • Roles in Food Safety outlines how consumers, government and industry work together to keep our food safe.

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADsLjRdcqtc

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20101007-Game_ENG_800.jpg

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600

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