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BCCDC Facts and Figures

BCCDC one pager for media -


September 14, 2015



Infant Botulism

Presentation describing botulism, specifically infant botulism


April 18, 2010



Foodborne Botulism in BC a 30 Year History

Poster describing foodborne botulism diagnosed in BC from 1977 to 2007


September 14, 2015



FSP for Oysters Raw Consumption

Food safety plan for oysters for raw consumption


September 14, 2015



Shellfish Advice for Consumers

Describes how to purchase, store, transport and cook shellfish from a consumer safety perspective.  Discusses shellfish harvesting and potential risks of consuming shellfish.  Produced in collaboration with BC Shellfish Growers Association, Health Canada, CFIA and Regional Health Authorities.


June 24, 2009



Shellfish Receiving Log

Restaurant shellfish receiving log


September 14, 2015



ShellfishHarvestersBrochure

Brochure that describes when, where and how to harvest shellfish safety, contact information for DFO to find out about beach closures, safe cooking, transport and storage of shellfish and types of illnesses caused by shellfish: ASP, PSP, hepatitis A, norovirus, and <em>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</em>.


June 25, 2009



ShellfishPoster

Describes safety precautions for beach harvesting, transporting and cooking shellfish.


June 25, 2009



Bivalve Safety for Rest-Retail

Brochure for owners and operators of restaurants that describes requirements for purchasing shellfish from approved sources, keeping shellfish tags for one year, and safe storage, temperature control  and cooking of shellfish.


June 25, 2009



Sushi Safety

Sushi Safety for restaurants Dec 2010


September 14, 2015



Symptoms Shellfish Poisoning

symptoms associated with shellfish poisoning


September 14, 2015



BC Provincially Licensed Dairy Plants

list of provincially and federally licensed dairy plants in BC


September 14, 2015



Guidelines - Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets

Guideline for the sale of food at temporary food markets


September 14, 2015



Foodborne Botulism in BC a 30 Year History

Poster describing foodborne botulism diagnosed in BC from 1977 to 2007


September 14, 2015



DSP Symposium Proceedings

Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium Proceedings - includes participant feedback and summary of presentations.Also located under http://www.bccdc.ca/foodhealth/fish/DSP_Symposium.htm


January 31, 2013







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Sushi Safety

Sushi Safety for restaurants Dec 2010


September 14, 2015



Shellfish Receiving Log

Restaurant shellfish receiving log


September 14, 2015



Sushi Safety

Sushi Safety for restaurants Dec 2010


September 14, 2015



FOODSAFE Equivalent List

This document identifies equivalent and nonequivalent FOODSAFE Lvl 1 courses


September 14, 2015



Guideline for Food Premises Operating Permits and Fees

Guideline for HAs on how to interpret regs for application of fees and permits to various types of food premises


September 14, 2015





Sushi Safety

Sushi Safety for restaurants Dec 2010


September 14, 2015



Symptoms Shellfish Poisoning

symptoms associated with shellfish poisoning


September 14, 2015



Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Protocol (FIORP)

A protocol for federal/provincial/territorial agencies to cooperate in the investigation and mitigation of foodborne illness outbreaks.


January 26, 2012



BC Provincially Licensed Dairy Plants

list of provincially and federally licensed dairy plants in BC


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Fish Plants-HACCP

HACCP guidelines for fish processing plants - Jan2011


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Fish Plants Plan Approv Struct Req

Fish processing plant guidelines for plan approval and structural requirements _May2009


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Construction Operation of Mobile Fish Vending Unit

Mobile Fish Vending Unit Guidelines _May2008


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Fish Smoking Labelling & Packaging

Fish Processing Guidelines for Labeling & Packaging of Smoked Fish _Jan2011


September 14, 2015



Live Retail Fish Holding Systems

This guideline was written for the business owner who maintains a live fish holding tank for retail.  _Nov2013


June 4, 2009



EH Guideline Retail Fish Holding Tank - Simplified Chinese

Retail Fish Holding Tank guidelines translated into simplified Chinese _Oct2009


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Retail Fish Holding Tank - Traditional Chinese

Retail Fish Holding Tank Guidelines translated into traditional chinese _Oct2009


September 14, 2015



EH FSB Borax

Food Safety Note Borax (Boric acid) sold or represented as food Jan13


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Ensuring Food Safety - Punjabi

Punjabi translation - Ensuring Food Safety the HACCP Way _Jul2005


September 14, 2015



EH Guideline Ensuring Food Safety - Chinese

Chinese translation - Ensuring Food Safety the HACCP Way _Jul2005


September 14, 2015



ExecSumm_IndustryFoodDonationGLs

Final version July 2015 doc 1 of 3


September 14, 2015



Food Protection - Vital to Your Business

This publication covers planning a food business, getting and keeping an operating permit, ensuring safe food supplies, storing and displaying food, preparing, cooking, serving and dispensing food, illnesses and how to prevent them, cleaning and storing dishes and utensils, maintaining equipment, maintaining a food business, operating vending machines and information on the FoodSafe Training Program.


June 23, 2009



Guidelines - Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets

Guideline for the sale of food at temporary food markets


September 14, 2015



HowToDonate_IndustryFoodDonationGLs

Final version July 2015 Doc 2 of 3


September 14, 2015



FDO Guidelines with Grocery or Meal Program

update of food bank and soup kitchen guidelines June 2015


September 14, 2015



ProcessCaterRetail_IndustryFoodDonationGLs

Final version July 2015 Doc 3 of 3


September 14, 2015



A Quick Guide to Common Childhood Diseases

A guide for parents and health professionals that provides general information about communicable diseases commonly experienced by young children. It is a quick reference only and is intended to assist care providers with identifying common childhood diseases so that actions can be taken to decrease the spread of the illness or infestation to others.


July 8, 2012



HIV Testing Guidelines for the Province of British Columbia

HIV testing guidelines for the province of British Columbia


June 25, 2015







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March 10, 2016




FDO Guidelines with Grocery or Meal Program

update of food bank and soup kitchen guidelines June 2015


September 14, 2015



Foodborne Botulism in BC a 30 Year History

Poster describing foodborne botulism diagnosed in BC from 1977 to 2007


September 14, 2015




Lymphomagranuloma venereum in BC

This is a report of an investigation into a recent increase of lymphogranuloma infections (LGV, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2, and L3) identified in 2011 in BC.


April 3, 2012





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