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Food safety

Protect yourself from illnesses caused by contaminated food.

Every year, about 4 million Canadians are affected by food borne illness, also called food poisoning. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Get more information about food poisoning and safe food handling from the Canadian government.

If you're a food operator, review the requirements for food handler certification.

Report a food poisoning

To report a food poisoning, call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

If you have leftover food that you suspect made you sick, keep it in a refrigerator in case we need to do a lab test.

Restaurant and food inspection results and convictions

Peel Public Health has many programs to make sure that food is handled safely and to reduce the risk of anyone becoming sick with food-borne illness.

Our inspectors check that restaurants, banquet halls, grocery stores, and child care settings are operated and maintained safely, and meet the standards in the Ontario Food Premises Regulation and the Region of Peel Food Safety By-law #59-2005.

Access the recent food establishment inspection results.

View inspection results

You can also access food premises convictions.

Starting a home-based food business

You are required to notify Peel Public Health when opening a home-based food business within Peel Region.

Operators of home-based food businesses are also responsible for contacting their local municipality before opening.

Review the details and requirements for home-based food businesses.

More information

Health Canada offers safety tips on cleaning, cooking, chilling, and preventing cross-contamination while handling and preparing a variety of foods such as meat, poultry, seafood, fruits, and vegetables.

Visit Healthy Canadians.

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