Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 14, 2006 15:29 ET

CFIA: Notice to Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 14, 2006) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing its third installment of food safety information in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. As the festive season approaches, we start thinking of family get-togethers and parties with friends and colleagues. During this time, it's important to follow safe food handling practices when making food for yourself, your family and your friends. Follow the simple tips in the Food Safety Facts for Turkey and Food Safety Facts for Leftovers fact sheets to avoid foodborne illness and make the holidays truly happy and healthy.

While food safety is important all the time, these food safety tips serve as a reminder that safe food practices, including handling, cooking and storage, are especially important during the holiday season.

You can view these fact sheets, along with additional food safety information, on the CFIA Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca. You can also find food safety information on the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education Web site at www.canfightbac.org.

Thanks for helping us get these important food safety messages to consumers.

The fact sheets are available on the CCNMatthews' at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/facta.pdf

Contact Information

  • CFIA
    Media Relations
    613-228-6682