|GFSSS - Specialty Foods for PHI's|
The Guelph Food Safety Seminar Series presents:
Development of food safety fact sheets on specialty foods
for Ontario Public Health Inspectors
Abstract: Specialty foods, described as foods from different cultures, are becoming increasingly available at retail food outlets and food service establishments throughout Ontario. As a result, public health inspectors (PHIs) may be required to assess the safety of foods with which they are unfamiliar.
In a 2008-2009 study that investigated the perceptions and self-identified needs of Ontario PHIs with regards to food safety issues and information resources, participants reported a lack of confidence with their knowledge of specialty foods and a lack of food safety information on these foods. Information gathered from this study was used as the basis for the development of fact sheets for public health inspectors on 6 specialty foods: balut, century eggs, donairs, beef carpaccio, steak tartare and ceviche. This presentation will describe the development and dissemination of these food safety fact sheets.
Speaker: Mai Pham, Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, University of Guelph
Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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To view the Fact Sheets that have been created, visit our Resources page and scroll down to Food Safety.
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