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About Food Safety


Halton Region provides updates on food safety to protect residents against food-related illnesses.​ Learn about food-related illnesses, safe food handling practices, food recalls, allergy alerts and more.

General public information

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from food-related illnesses. such as E. coli, salmonella, listeriosis and others. Browse through Dinewise inspection reports to see if your favourite food provider is meeting food safety standards.

If you are a coordinator or operator of a special event where foods are prepared, processed or sold to the public for eating either on- or off-site, then you need approval from the Health Department.

Food services industry

If you work in the food services industry, learn about safe food handling practices, food audits, and food handler training courses and certifications.

Food recalls and allergy alerts

Learn about the latest public warnings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) (external link) on food products that pose serious health risks to consumers.

Food safety education and certification program

Do you want to become a certified food handler? Halton Region offers courses and exams at the Halton Regional Centre in Oakville, as well as locations in Burlington, Georgetown and Milton. Register online today!