Food Premise Convictions & Orders in Hamilton

Public health inspectors routinely visit over 3,200 food premises in Hamilton.  When they visit food premises including restaurants, they check for safe food handling outlined in the Ontario Food Premise Regulation. Food premises that are not following the law at the time of the inspection are either given:

  • a specific time period to fix what they are doing wrong
  • an Order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, such as closing a restaurant, if there is an immediate risk to patrons

Food premises are fined if they are convicted in court of not following the Ontario Food Premises Regulation or not following an Order. Fines range from $50 for minor infractions to $25,000 per day for a corporation who does not follow an Order.

McDonald’s
115 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown
Conviction Date: May 23, 2018
Conviction Reason: Employee fail to wear headgear while working with food

Pita Pit
B-14 94 Dundas St East, Dundas
Conviction date: June 4, 2018
Conviction: Operator fail to ensure certified food handler working while premises operating

Tim Hortons
530 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Conviction date: April 24, 2018
Conviction: Operator fail to ensure floor of food handling room kept clean

Tim Hortons
530 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Conviction date: April 24, 2018
Conviction: Fail to remove garbage when necessary to maintain sanitary conditions

Mario’s Pizza & Wings
5-115 Hamilton Street North
Conviction date: March 23, 2018
Convictions: Operator fail to ensure certified food handler working while premises operating

We post Orders issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act for three months from the date the Order is issued.

Ole Gourmet
174 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Conviction Date: May 17, 2018
Conviction Reason: Operator fail to provide adequate refrigerated space for food storage.

Crazy Cravings - Trailer - Refreshment Vehicle - Plate #059
42 Pelham Dr., Ancaster
Conviction Date: May 5, 2018
Convictions: Lack of potable water at both Hand Sink and Dishwashing Sink

Green Leaf Restaurant
865 Upper James St., Hamilton
Conviction date: April 23, 2018
Convictions: Failure to provide cold water at handwashing sink, dish cloth found in the handwashing sink. Failure to provide paper towels in a dispenser at hand basin in food preparation area. Failure to provide sanitizer on site.

Lincoln Alexander Centre
161 King Street East, Hamilton ON L8N 2B2
Conviction date: November 24, 2017
Convictions: Selling of food products that were wholly or partially prepared at an unknown premise, where a Health Inspector is not able to determine the conditions of the handing, preparation, storage or transportation of the food.