There are close to 1000 food premises in Peterborough City and County. They include, among others, restaurants, supermarkets, butcher shops, and chip trucks as well as cafeterias and kitchens located in churches, daycares and long-term care facilities.
The goal of Peterborough Public Health’s food safety program is to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness (food poisoning) in Peterborough City and County by:
- Routinely inspecting these establishments to ensure their compliance with the Food Premises Regulation, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 562
- Maintaining an up to date food safety disclosure system
- Offering food handler training
- Investigating complaints and reports of suspected foodborne illness associated with food premises in Peterborough City and County
- Providing information on home food safety
If you have any questions concerning food safety, please contact a health inspector at Peterborough Public Health.
Common Foodborne Illnesses
Everyday Food Safety Tips
- Handling Leftovers Safely
- Food Safety During an Emergency
- Thawing Meat Safely
- Cold Food Storage Guide
Seasonal Food Safety Tips
- After the Catch – Handling Fresh Fish
- Barbeque Safely
- Easter Eggs
- Holiday Turkey
- Picnic Safety
- Special Care for Festive Foods
Food Recalls And Allergy Alerts
Consumers can check this site for a listing of recalls and allergy alerts about food products which do not meet Canadian safety and quality standards. The reasons for these notices and actions may range from an undeclared ingredient to a product which has been contaminated. If you or someone you know has food allergies, this site will be of particular interest, since many of the food notices involve common allergens.