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.
Convictions for unsafe food handling
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
117 King St West
Conviction date: February 26, 2018
Convictions: Employee fail to wear headgear while working with food
Orders for unsafe food handling
We post Orders issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act for three months from the date the Order is issued.
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.
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