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Inspections

Food Premises Inspection Reports

Ottawa Public Health is mandated under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to inspect a wide range of food premises to improve food safety standards and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Public Health Inspectors monitor compliance with Provincial Regulations, and promote food safety and cleanliness in Ottawa's retail food industry.

Inspectors visit food establishments, both on a routine and complaint related basis, to make sure any deficiencies are quickly corrected, and prepare a report about each visit. This report is posted online shortly after the inspection and includes any deficiencies found at the establishment.

Inspections Legend

Beginning in November 2015, Ottawa Public Health introduced an online food safety disclosure trial that uses a colour rating system to display inspection results. The colour-rating system aims to make inspection results more clear for the public, to improve food safety standards, to recognize businesses that consistently uphold food safety practices and to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

For more information about the online disclosure trial, visit: Enhancements to Online Food Safety Inspection Results at Food Premises.

Colour Meaning Explanation

Green

Un carré vert avec une coche indiquant l’établissement est approuvé pour l’utilisation

Approved for Operation Premise has been inspected and is approved for operation

Yellow

Un carré jaune avec un point d'exclamation indique que les résultats des inspections ont entraîné des actions judiciaires

Enforcement Action(s) Taken Premise has been inspected, is approved for operation, but enforcement actions has been taken as a result of infractions observed during that inspection

Red

Un carré rouge avec un cercle barré indiquant l’établissement est fermé

Closed Premise has been closed due to the immediate presence of a health hazard

Blue

  • In Compliance
  • Not in Compliance
Food premises inspected before November 2015 are displayed in blue, with results showing that they are either ‘in compliance’, or ‘not in compliance’ with food safety regulations. As food premises are inspected, results are displayed using the corresponding green, yellow, or red colour.

Use the following map to search for an establishment or address. 

Personal Service Settings Inspection Reports

As part of its mandate under the Ontario Public Health Standards, 2008 and the Infection Prevention and Control in Personal Services Settings Protocol, 2008 , Ottawa Public Health (OPH) inspects Personal Services Settings (PSS) to improve infection prevention and control practices and to minimize the risk of blood-borne/other types of infections during the delivery of personal services. PSS refer to settings in which aesthetic services are delivered, such as but not limited to: hairdressing and barbershops; tattoo and body piercing studios; nail salons; electrolysis; and various other services. Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) monitor compliance with Provincial Best Practices, and promote safety and cleanliness in Ottawa's PSS facilities.

PHIs inspect PSS establishments, both on a routine and complaint related basis, to make sure any deficiencies are quickly corrected, and prepare a report about each visit. Residents are encouraged to look for a certificate - issued by OPH - that ensures the premises has been inspected by a Public Health Inspector.

Residents are urged to consider whether they may be submitting to a procedure that would reasonably be considered a medical intervention. If this is the case, please question the operator and, if in doubt, contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to inquire. OPH is also available for questions about issues of cleanliness and hygiene at 613-580-6744 ext. 23806.

Use the following map to search for an establishment or address. 

Recreational Water Inspections

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