Foodborne Illness in Canada

An estimated 4 million cases of foodborne illness occur in Canada each year, and statistics show that the number one cause is through food handler error. By making common mistakes we allow micro-organisms to enter our food and make it unsafe or even dangerous to eat.

Out of the 4 million (1 in 8) Canadians who are affected by a food-borne illness there are an estimated:

  • 11,600 hospitalizations and
  • 238 deaths

You can find more information at: Gov’t of Canada “Healthy Canadians” website.