Newfoundland and Labrador
The Food Premise Regulation provides all the detailed requirements for a food premise to ensure prevention of health hazards. It outlines the minimum requirements pertaining to maintenance, temperature control, sanitizing, pest control, food handler hygiene and the various daily tasks in which food handlers are involved.
The Food Premise Regulation is used by Public Health Inspectors during inspection.
What does the regulation say about Food Handlers Certificate?
A change to the Food Premise Regulation coming into effective September 1, 2020, requires certain food premises to have trained food handlers onsite.
There must be at least one person on-site who has taken food safety training in any public or commercial food premise while the premise is in operation.
What should I do?
EXPERT ADVICE: Get yourself and your entire staff certified. This is the recommendation by health inspectors and the health department. Completing a Food Handler Certification course helps ensure you or your business is never the cause of food poisoning.