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Food Safety Information and Resources

If you serve or prepare food as part of your business, it is incredibly important that you are familiar with safe food handling practices.

To ensure food offered to the public is safe to consume, all owners and operators of a food premises, including those at special events, must be knowledgeable of, and comply with, Ontario Regulation 493/17: Food Premises

It is now a requirement under s.32 of this regulation for every operator of a food service premises to ensure at least one food handler or supervisor has successfully completed certified food handler training and is on the premises during every hour in which the premises is operating.

To assist with this, we offer comprehensive food handler training courses throughout the year at all of our Hastings Prince Edward Public Health locations.

We can also provide you with several resources to post or distribute at your workplace. These include:

If you would like to request any of the following food safety posters for your business, please speak to your Public Health Inspector or call the number below.

Need More Information About Food Safety Information and Resources?

For more information about food safety, our courses, or our available resources, call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext 677.

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Food Service Industry

Food Literacy Report 2017

PUBLISHED: Sunday December 31, 2017

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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.