Did you know infants, young children, adults over 60, anyone with a serious health condition, and pregnant women are more susceptible to foodborne illness than others?
If this is you, there are foods you should avoid and ways to heat your food to help protect you or your loved ones.
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Learn how to cook foods safely
Since harmful contaminants can't be seen, smelled or tasted, it's important that you cook your food to a safe internal cooking temperature to avoid food poisoning. More tips from the Healthy Canadians website
Keep safe food temperatures at your fingertips! Download the Fight Bac! food temperature guide with cooking temperatures for fresh beef, pork and poultry, as well as ground meats, stuffing, eggs and egg dishes, and leftovers.
Food safety for pregnant women
Pregnant women and their unborn children are at greater risk for foodborne illness: pregnant women because their immune systems are weakened, and unborn children because their immune systems are not fully developed. This makes it more difficult to fight off infections.
Health Canada's safe food handling guide for pregnant women
offers precautions you should take if you're expecting.