Clinics & Services

Food Safety & Healthy Eating Programs & Services



Effective immediately, Public Health Services’ Food and Water Safety Program staff are involved in responding to the COVID-19 emergency and are no longer approving any licenses, special events, conducting food handler education courses or performing routine inspections. Public Health Services will respond to food and water emergencies only during this time. This change in service is expected to remain in place until further notice.

Food safety

The City of Hamilton inspects restaurants and other food premises for safe food handling practices to protect residents from foodborne illness.  They issue and post a red, yellow or green card at the entrance for all food premises in Hamilton so residents can check their status. You can:

Healthy eating

Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from the four food groups of Canada’s Food Guide to feel good and maintain your health. To learn about healthy eating and food preparation: