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Health Inspector Comics: Behind the Kitchen Door

Opinion

In October 2013, public health official Jim Chan retired from his roles as the manager of the Food Safety Program in Toronto and as the media spokesperson for food safety and tobacco control enforcement issues for Toronto Public Health. Since then, he has been making a comic strip, The Health Inspector’s Notebook, with his son… Continue Reading

Food Safety in a Time of Festivals, Fairs and Cronut Burgers

In Canada, August signifies the arrival of the agricultural exhibition. Cities from across the nation celebrate the end of summer with games, concerts, midway rides and, of course, a diverse choice of foods ranging from corn on the cob to cotton candy. Amid the annual offerings, one particular item usually stands out as a fan… Continue Reading

‘Cronut Burger’ Reportedly Sickens 150 Visitors to Toronto Exhibition

Toronto public health officials have been investigating a foodborne illness outbreak among about 150 people who visited the Canadian National Exhibition there this past week. Officials reportedly collected food samples for testing and interviewed more than 100 people. They said that the only common food consumed by those who later experienced gastrointestinal symptoms was the… Continue Reading