December 12, 2006

Holiday Food Safety tips


Reduce the risk of food-borne illness during the holiday season


The holiday season is a special time when friends and family get together to share good company and good food. York Region Health Services reminds residents that food-borne illness, also known as “food poisoning,” may happen if improper techniques are used when preparing and serving your holiday meals.


Follow these party-hosting precautions to help prepare and serve a safe holiday gathering:


For more information on safe food handling practices or other health-related questions, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit


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Media Contact Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services

905-830-4444 Ext. 4016 or After-hours 905-716-2717


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