Food Poisoning

You're Most Likely to Get Food Poisoned at a Restaurant

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Each year, nearly 50 million Americans fall ill from contaminated food, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness. Symptoms can range from mild irritation to severe reactions, including stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

Greg White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Greg White

I was welcomed to Montreal in two languages, a kiss on both cheeks, and a warning not to drink the city water. Don't brush your teeth; don't cook with it, don't even look at it -- unless you boil it first. I haven't showered. Dishes are piled up in the sink.

Quick Study: 10 Foods With Pathogen Risks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Living

Your juicy burger may look tasty, but what's actually in it? This year alone, there have been over 477 food recalls in Canada, including one the bi...

20 Foods We're Told Not To Swallow -- But It's Okay If You Do

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

At some point or another, we all believed swallowing a piece of gum would mean it sat in our stomachs for seven years. Which, for the record, is a myt...

How to Avoid Food Poisoning

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

It's barbecue and picnic season! It's a great time to enjoy delicious food and the outdoors with your family. However, you may also be in the company of some unwanted guests -- bacteria and bacterial toxins that grow on your food can cause food poisoning, something that often gets passed off as the stomach flu. Here are some tips to fight back!

At Least 11 Sick In New Brunswick E. Coli Outbreak

CBC | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada

Health officials in New Brunswick are still trying to determine the cause of an E. coli outbreak in the province. Eleven cas...

Food Poisoning Rates Higher In Canada Than U.S.

CP | Paul Clarke, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A new food safety report released by the Conference Board of Canada says half or more of all cases of food-borne illnesses in Canada are pick...

Prepare Turkey Safely This Thanksgiving To Prevent Food-Related Illness

CP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Turkey will be on the menu for many Canadians this holiday weekend, and it's important to properly prepare what will be the centrepiece of th...