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:
Home-based food businesses are permitted under the revised Health Protection and Promotion Act, provided the premise is inspected by Public Health and complies with the Food Premise Regulation.
Any person who wishes to open a home-based food business is also required to complete and submit a Home-Based Food Business Detailed Information form.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Under the Ontario Regulation 493/17 Food Premises:
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.