Food Safety

At Maple Leaf, our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to make our products safe for you and your family. Just as we take precautions to ensure our products are safe, we encourage you to take precautions while preparing, cooking, and storing food which is your family’s best defense against foodborne illness.

Ask a Food Safety Expert

Public health experts estimate that there are 11 to 13 million cases of foodborne illness in Canada every year. Most cases of foodborne illness can be prevented by following safe food handling practices and using a meat thermometer to check that your food is cooked to a safe internal temperature.

Maple Leaf has assembled a team of highly qualified experts, including members of our Dietitian Network to answer your food safety questions, led by Dr. Randy Huffman, Maple Leaf’s Chief Food Safety Officer. If you are looking for an answer on how to take control of food safety, check out our list of frequently asked questions or submit your question to

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