As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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As a consumer, most of us don't give food safety much thought – unless something goes wrong.

There are several ways to get more education on protecting yourself when it comes to what you eat. Whether it is in the home or eating out, knowing will help to keep you healthy.

Education Aids

Need more information? Try these links:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Centre for Disease Control (USA)
The Food Safety Network
(Kansas State University)
Feed Nova Scotia (Food Bank)
Handling & Safety of Game Meat
(Penn State University)
Cooking for Crowds (a volunteer guide to
safe food handling Penn State)
Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Bad Bug Book PDF Food Allergies 101 (PowerPoint Presentation)