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Written by admin, June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015 – Public Health Encourages Diners to View Food Safety Inspection Results Online

food inspection resultsThe Peterborough Public Health would like to remind residents and visitors that food safety inspection results are available online at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca. The Public Health launched a food safety inspection disclosure system on their website in 2014, and this system allows the public to view local food premises inspection results conveniently online. Reports are available from January 2014 and are updated regularly.

Public health inspectors conduct over 2,000 food premises inspections, re-inspections and complaint visits each year. This online tool creates a new layer of accountability and transparency for food premises in the Peterborough area as inspection results can be found at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca|My Home & Environment|My Community|Food Safety Inspection Disclosures.

Food safety inspections are based on seven different food safety categories, including: temperature control, utensil sanitation, food handler hygiene and general maintenance.  Moderate and high risk premises are also required to have at least one Certified Food Handler onsite at all times in a supervisory position.

“The food safety disclosure program’s main goal is to reduce the risks of food borne illness in the community,” explained Atul Jain, Manager of Inspection Services. “This is accomplished by providing the general public with easy access to information about inspection outcomes allowing them to make informed decisions about where to dine. It also ensures owners and operators of food premises are in compliance with food safety regulations.”

The Peterborough Public Health inspects over 1,100 food premises per year.  Premises include restaurants, supermarkets, butcher shops, cafeterias and kitchens in daycares. Inspection certificates indicating public health compliance are also provided for operators to display on the premises.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
705-743-1000, ext. 391