Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

Food Safety

Learn about restaurant inspections, permits, food recalls and alerts

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Our 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.

Inspection reports, enforcement and closures

View restaurant closures and other food establishment closures.

View inspection reports on, and violation tickets issued against, food businesses.

Have a complaint or concern?

If you have a health and safety concern or complaint about a restaurant or food premise, please contact the community health protection office where the restaurant is located. See listing below.

Applying for a permit?

Every operator of a food service establishment must have a valid health operating permit. Food service establishments include but are not limited to restaurants, take-outs, caterers and mobile food service providers. Learn more on how to apply for a permit.

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.

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 food premises. Visit our resources section for applications, packages, other information vital to your business.

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

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