Government Roles and Responsibilities for Food Safety in Ontario - Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response and Food Recalls

In the event of a foodborne illness outbreak in Ontario, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are involved through an Ontario Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OOICC) chaired by the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). Local public health units investigate any laboratory-confirmed illnesses within their jurisdiction.

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Email: vivian.webb@omafra.gov.on.ca
Author: Vivian Webb, Communications Advisor/omafra
Creation Date: 12 September 2005
Last Reviewed: 12 September 2005