Sept 2018 BOH - Mid-Year Food Safety Program Performance Indicator Summary - Program Service Information Report (BH.01.SEP0518.C13)

To: Board of HealthMeeting date: September 5, 2018
Prepared by: Jessica Morris, Manager, Environmental Health
Report no.: BH.01.SEP0518.C13
Approved by: Christopher Beveridge, Director, Health Protection
Submitted by: Dr. Nicola J. Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health and CEO

Key Points

  • The Food Safety program conducts annual inspections and disease follow-up
  • All compliance and complaint inspection reports are publically available on the Check Before You Choose website.

Strategic Directions & Goals

Service Centred Approach - We are committed to providing excellent service to anyone interacting with public health.

Building Healthy Communities - We will work with communities to support the health and well-being of everyone.

Operational Plan Objectives

  • To improve health and quality of life
  • Reduced morbidity and mortality
  • Reducing health inequities among population groups

Summary of OPHS Program Requirements

OPHS Program: Food Safety


  • To prevent or reduce the burden of food-borne illness.


  • Disease Prevention/Health Protection

Accountability Indicators - Performance Variance:

2018 Food Safety Performance Indicator 2018 Mid-Year Actual Comments
# of reported cases of foodborne illness 134 From Jan-Jun 2018
% reported cases of foodborne illness attributed to exporsure settings of (i.e. food premises, daycares, homes, etc.) N/A Data is not available at this time
% of food handlers trained and certified in food safety 634 From Jan-Jun 2018
% foodborne illness caused by unsafe food handling at home 18.7% Based on comments regarding risk factors regarding hand hygiene and proper preparation/handling of foods

Related Reports

  • Safe Food (Jan-Jun 2016) Program/Service Information Report
  • BH.01.SEP0716.R14 The Role of WDGPH in Food Product Recalls
  • BH.01.SEP0617.R22 Campylobacter Outbreak Investigation
  • BH.01.DEC0617.R32 Healthy Menu Choices Act