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Food Safety Laws

See below for the provincial laws and municipal by-laws that apply to food safety.

The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA)

The Health Protection and Promotion Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7) is a law in Ontario that gives local health departments the duty to carry out inspections in restaurants and other food premises.1 The Act sets out the broad terms for inspections and the powers of Public Health Inspectors.

The Ontario Food Premises Regulation

The Ontario Food Premises Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 562) is a provincial law that sets out the minimum standards that restaurants and other food premises in Ontario must follow.2 These regulations are made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, are more specific, and use scientific research when they are made. 

The Ontario Recreational Camps Regulation

The Ontario Recreational Camps Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 568) is a provincial law that sets out the minimum standards that Recreational Camps must follow.3 This law includes food safety, water, and operation requirements.

Food Premises Inspection & Mandatory Food Handler Certification By-laws

In the City of London and in Middlesex County local food safety by-laws have been created. 

These by-laws say a food premises must:

  • Post the most recent DineSafe inspection summary sign (green, yellow or red) on-site in a visible place. 
  • Make sure one certified food handler, who is supervising staff, is on-site when the food premises is open or operating. For more information on how to become food handler certified, visit the Food Handler Certification Program.

Where / how can I read these by-laws?

The following by-laws can be viewed online: 

Each of the following municipalities, townships or villages in Middlesex County have similar by-laws. Contact the correct office for a copy of the by-law you want to view.

 
Date of creation: January 21, 2013
Last modified on: August 23, 2017

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References

1Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (1990). Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7. Retrieved from
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90h07
2Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (1990). Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 562 Food Premises. Retrieved from
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900562
3Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (1990). Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 568 Recreational Camps. Retrieved from
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900568