Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 13:20 EDT

Public Health Agency of Canada – Note to Media

July 30, 2012

OTTAWA, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ – The Public Health Agency of Canada has
launched its video series Something you ate? The four-part series explains how the Agency detects and investigates
outbreaks of foodborne illness, also commonly known as food poisoning.

The first two episodes are now available.

Episode 1: Outbreak Response–The Big Picture (response summary)
Episode 2: Tracking the Source (epidemiological investigation)

The videos were developed to help Canadians understand how an
investigation into outbreaks of foodborne illness unfolds. They can be
viewed individually, but together they tell the full story of our
outbreak response and explain how people can protect themselves against

The videos will be released on the PHAC website and YouTube channel on a weekly basis. We invite you to watch and share them with
your audiences through your social media networks as well as through
traditional streams.

Each video will be supported by extra web material, including links to
our new fact sheets on pathogens, interactive material and the
Government of Canada food safety web portal.

Watch for new episodes on these dates:

August 3–Episode 3: Tales from the Lab (lab investigation)
August 10–Episode 4:  Protecting Yourself (food safety tips)


Source: PR Newswire