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Food operators

Requirements to operate a food premises and details about food handler certification.

Information and resources about the importance of food safety and how to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Protecting your customers from food allergy reactions

Food allergy reactions can be prevented. Giving customers accurate ingredient information and using allergy-safe food handling procedures will help to protect customers at your restaurant.


Under Ontario's O. Reg. 493/17: FOOD PREMISES, every operator of a food service premises must ensure there is at least one person on the premise who has completed the food handler training while it is open.

Peel's food handler certification is not currently offered.

Other courses

If you are opening a new restaurant or food premises in Peel, the Health Protection and Promotion Act of Ontario requires you to notify Peel Public Health at least 14 days before opening.

We must also approve the floor plans for your business.

If you’re making changes to your existing business, such as renovations involving construction, you will need to report these changes to us and submit your plans for review. You must notify us least 14 days before starting construction.

Report a new business or changes to a business

To request a property search for a business inspected by Peel Public Health refer to property information request.

Legislation and other information that applies to your new food premises:

Special event organizers and event vendors need to complete an application and submit to Peel Public Health at least 15 days before the event.

Special event application for organizers and vendors