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Planning to Open a Food Premises?

In accordance with the Ontario Regulation 493/17 Food Premises – Section 5, all food premises are required to notify the Medical Officer of Health at Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) of their operation.

Any person who wishes to open a food premises operation is required to complete and submit a Notice of Intent to Operate a Food Premises form and include a detailed floor plan.

The completed form and floor plan can be submitted to the PHU:

  • In person at any of our office locations
  • By email:
  • By fax: (705)264-3980
  • By mail: Porcupine Health Unit, 169 Pine Street South, Postal Bag 2012, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 8B7

IMPORTANT NOTE: Under the Ontario Regulation 493/17 Food Premises:

  • Food premises are subject to inspections, which are made available to the public on the HealthWise Inspection Results
  • Food service premises are also required to have a trained food handler on site at all times. For information on training, see our Food Handler Training

Contact Us

To speak with a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team about a new or existing food premises, please call (705)267-1181 / 1(800)461-1818.