Through the food safety program, food premises in Newfoundland and Labrador are inspected for compliance with the Food Premises Regulations under the Food and Drug Act.
The frequency of inspections is based on a measurement, called a risk assessment, of the potential or likelihood of the premises being involved in a foodborne illness outbreak. High risk food premises are to be inspected four times per year, while low risk premises are to be inspected once every two years. The inspection frequency is provided in the table below.
The Public Health Division has produced food safety resources which are aimed at preventing or controlling illness caused by eating contaminated food
Under the Food Premises Regulations of the Food and Drug Act, food premises operating in Newfoundland and Labrador must have a food premises licence. To obtain a licence that will enable you to operate a food premises you must submit an application to the Government Service Centre, Department of Government Services, and have it reviewed by a public health inspector.
Please follow this link to learn more about our Food Safety Recognition Program.
If you have a complaint related to a food product or another food related issue that you would like a public health inspector to look into please contact the Government Service Centre, Department of Government Services, at the location nearest you.
In addition to the information available above, the following websites provide additional food safety information that you may find useful.
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