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Food Establishments

Food Safety

Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, public health inspectors must inspect a wide range of premises to protect the health of Simcoe Muskoka residents. Under the Act public health inspectors have the authority to take enforcement measures, such as issue a ticket or an order to close, if conditions at food premise are considered hazardous.

To prevent foodborne illnesses public health inspectors:

  • provide information to the general public on food safety
  • carry out routine inspections in restaurants, healthcare facilities, mobile food vendors, food stores and other food premises to be sure the food is safe and will not cause illness to the consumer
  • consult with new food premises operators before their businesses open, to be sure they are in compliance with all pertinent legislation.
  • receive information about potential health hazards in a food premises and conduct investigations
  • respond to fires, floods and other emergencies within a premise and be sure food and food handing is safe before re-opening.

When a recall or advisory has been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) public health inspectors work very closely with the CFIA and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to ensure product is effectively removed from use or sale.

Food Safety Inspection Reports are available at inspectionconnection.ca. For more information contact a public health inspector at 705-721-7520 or toll-free 1-877-721-7520 ext. 8811 or submit a request through email.

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