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Food Safety

Learn about restaurant inspections, permits, food recalls and alerts

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Environmental health officers conduct more than 16,000 inspections of restaurants, food facilities and stores annually. We also educate food handlers and consumers about safe food handling practices.

Restaurant closures

Find out restaurant closures and other food establishment closures.

Inspection reports

View inspection reports food businesses.

FOODSAFE courses

Note: New changes to the certificate program in effect July 29, 2013

Learn about the changes and find a FOODSAFE course near you. 

Need a replacement FOODSAFE certificate? Call your local health protection office.

Operating a food business

Any person wanting to operate a food business must receive approval from the local health authority before opening. This includes, but is not limited to restaurants, food stores, mobile food carts and trucks, and food manufacturers and food businesses operating short term at community fairs, festivals or special events. Learn more about how to obtain a health approval.


Learn more about operating a food business. Visit our resources section.

Food recalls and alerts

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues food recalls and allergy alerts to the public. Find a current list of recalls at the CFIA website.

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Food Safety ProgramBurnaby, Fraser Valley, Langley, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, New Westminster, Surrey/White Rock/ Delta, Tri-Cities

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