Food Handling Certificate

Food Safety

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

Seasonal Food Safety Tips

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.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Consumer Food Safety Education

Handle Fresh Produce Safely

Safe Food Handling Tips – Health Canada

Special Events – Food Vendor Requirements Form

Special Events – Coordinator Requirements Form