Food Safety Laws

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Nova Scotia

What does the regulation say about Food Handlers Certificate?

Every operator of a food service establishment must hold a valid food handler certificate.
If the operator is absent, at least one employee must be present in the establishment who holds a valid food handler certificate.

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