Being a smart consumer will help protect you and your family from the possibility of becoming ill from food poisoning. Think about food safety before purchasing food, whether it’s from your favourite store or when ordering food online. Here are a few tips about how you can keep you and your family safe when buying food:

  • Check the DineSafe website before buying so that you can see where your food is being prepared. Other municipalities outside of Toronto may also have an online disclosure system. If the restaurant or shop is indicated here you will know that it is a regularly inspected premises.
  • Review the inspection history to learn about their food handling practices.
  • Purchase food from stores, restaurants and shops that are inspected by a local health unit/department.
  • Contact the vendor and ask for their inspection history before you make any purchases.