Consumers Advised to Buy Only Inspected Meat and Milk

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs advises consumers to purchase only meat and milk that has been inspected according to provincial and federal legislation. Consumers have the right to ask about the source of the food products they are buying.

It is illegal for anyone to sell uninspected meat or unpasteurized milk for public consumption under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 and the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Ontario's laws and inspection programs are in place to reduce the potential for food-borne illnesses such as salmonellosis and tuberculosis.

Anyone with information regarding activities that might be illegal, or that might compromise food safety and public health, is asked to call 1-888-466-2372 extension 6-4537, or click here to report food safety violations and other alleged illegal activities.

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Local: (519) 826-4047
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 16 June 2006
Last Reviewed: 28 February 2012