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 SMART START Package for New or Renovating Food Premises
for New and Renovating Food Premises

Below you will find forms and information on actions you need to take in order to obtain Health Unit approval for your proposed food premises. Please discuss your proposal with you public health inspector prior to starting renovations or construction.

This form must be submitted to the Health Unit. It is in your best interest to inform us before you spend money on equipment or construction.

2. Guidelines for Constructing or Renovating a Food Premises
You are required to follow the relevant guidelines below:
You are required to operate and maintain the food premises in accordance with this regulation.

5. Handwashing and Dishwashing Signs

6. Food Temperature Chart
Required temperatures for food storage and cooking. Keep this chart as a handy reference.

7. Food Safety Course Information
The Health Unit offers in-class course twice a year and dates will be posted here when they are known. An on-line course is always available.

8. Helpful or Additional Food Safety Information
Please see the Resources section at right for more information.

9. Additional Health Unit Program Information

Breastfeeding Friendly Package

If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please call the Health Protection Department and ask to speak with your area Public Health Inspector at 519-271-7600, ext 252 or toll-free call 1-877-271-7348, ext 252.