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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 law say about Food Handlers Certificate?

Food Handler Training and Certification is best practice for ANY food service business. It is strongly recommended that anyone who handles food become a Certified Food Handler.

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.

What happens if I don’t get the Food Handlers Certificate?

Consequences can be severe if you or your staff choose to neglect food safety certification requirements.

  • Twice as likely to fail health inspections

  • 50% more likely to have food-borne illnesses

  • Suspended or revoked Food Establishment license

  • Business closure

  • Financial penalties (up to thousands of dollars)

  • Charges and prosecution

  • Seizure and destruction of inventory

  • Bad publicity