Launch of the Check Before You Eat! Decal ProgramIssued: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Sudbury & District Health Unit is proud to announce the launch of Check Before You Eat!, our updated food safety inspection results disclosure system. To coincide with our updated system, the Health Unit is introducing a decal program that food premises owners and operators may voluntarily opt into.
Owners and operators of food premises have been provided with a Check Before You Eat! decal. Information on the decal includes the Health Unit’s web address and telephone number and a QR code for mobile devices. While posting the decal is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that owners and operators post this decal at the front entry way of their food premises for the benefit of the customer.
Business owners and operators are unable to opt-out of having their inspection results posted on the Check Before You Eat! website.
Check Before You Eat! is a program that provides information about food premises inspection results including closures and convictions. The general public can now more easily see inspection results for the past twelve months on their computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
“Check Before You Eat! is designed to increase public accessibility and awareness by displaying food safety information in a quick and convenient format,” said Cynthia Peacock-Rocca, a manager in the Environmental Health Division.
In 2014, public health inspectors:
- conducted 3394 inspections and re-inspections across approximately 1600 food establishments
- issued six charges and an additional six closure orders for contraventions against the Food Premises Regulation
The purpose of routine inspections is to verify that safe food-handling practices are being followed and that any risk of food-borne illness is identified and prevented.
The public is encouraged to visit www.sdhu.com for more information or call 705.522.9200 (toll-free at 1.866.522.9200) to speak with a public health inspector.