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Notice to Operate Food Premises

Posted On: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Food Premises Owners and Operators Contact Public Health Before You Open a Business.

Under the law you are required to notify the health unit of your intention to operate a food premises. You must include your name, contact information and the location of the food premises in the notice [Health Protection and Promotion Act, S. 16 (2) and Ontario Regulation 493/17, Food Premises, S. 5].

Follow these steps:

Contact Grey Bruce Public Health at 519-376-9420 or toll free at 1-800-263-3456 or email publichealth@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Ask to speak with your Public Health Inspector to:

  •  Review applicable regulations and relevant standards
  • Receive information, advice and support
  • Review floor plans and equipment needs
  • Schedule an opening inspection before you officially open

Food Premises include, but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants, cafeterias, and take-outs
  • Daycare, long-term care, retirement homes, homes for special care
  • Mobile premises
  • Catering companies
  • Retail butcher shops
  • Convenience stores
  • Recreational camps
  • Special events and some farmers’ markets 

The Grey Bruce Health Unit offers food handler training throughout the year. Check our web-site for course details at https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Environment/Food-Safety/Food-Safety-Certification-Courses

GREY BRUCE HEALTH UNIT—519-376-9420 - 1-800-263-3456
www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca



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