Food Safety in Child Care Facilities

Eating foods or drinking beverages contaminated by germs can cause food poisoning or food-borne illness. The food or beverage becomes contaminated when it is not prepared or stored safely, or if it is handled by someone with food poisoning.

Learn more about food safety in the HealthLinkBC Health File: Food Safety in Child Care Facilities. You will find information about:

  • Symptoms of food borne illnesses
  • How to prevent food-borne illness
  • Which food have a lower risk of causing food-borne illness
  • How you can help children learn about food safety
  • How parents can pack food safely
  • Permits and training available for providers

If you are looking for additional information, here is a link to Health Link BC's information sheet on preventing foodborne illness for children older than one (1) year old: