Food is always around during the holidays. Keep it safe and lower your
risk of food borne illness by safely storing your holiday ingredients, meals and
Health Canada suggests:
• Keeping raw and cooked food separate at all times
• Leaving cold food out at room temperature for a maximum of two hours
• Storing cooked meat separately from other foods
• Using leftovers within three days if you won’t be freezing them; labelling
your food with the date it was cooked on can help you keep track.
For more tips on food storage, visit albertahealthservices.ca and search
for tips on food safety.
Alcohol is often a staple at
holiday gatherings. Enjoying it safely
and responsibly comes down to
knowing your limits.
The effects of alcohol consumption
vary from person to person and
depend on all kinds of things,
including age, gender, medications,
weight and how much you’ve eaten.
My Health Alberta recommends men
have no more than three standard
drinks at a time and women have no
more than two. A standard drink is
1.5 ounces ( 43 ml) of hard liquor,
5 ounces (142 ml) of wine and
12 ounces (341 ml) of beer.
To help limit how much you drink
at holiday gatherings, try opting for
water or sparkling water, pure fruit
juice and other festive alternatives.
For more information on
responsible drinking, visit
search for drinking and your