There’s a horse in my coffee shop – Is that okay?

“I saw a cat at my coffee shop.” “There’s a small horse in the grocery store.” “Do I have to let dogs into my bakery?” These are the types of questions and complaints we receive from concerned members of the public and business owners about animals inside restaurants and other places where food is bought […]

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Public Health investigates E. coli outbreak

Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 – one of the most serious foodborne illnesses you can contract. Our thoughts are with the families affected by this outbreak, and we appreciate the support of the community as we work to protect the health of the public. A person can get an E. coli […]

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Cutting the (trans) fat: Health policy-making in action

Trans fats, typically found in partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), have been used in foods because of their unique ability to remain solid at relatively high temperatures. These properties keep food tasting fresher longer, but they also make it harder for our bodies to metabolize them, and that poses serious health risks. But, unlike other hazardous […]

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