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The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Change their Food Premises Regulations to Include Manadatory Food Safety Training effective May 1, 2020

On May 1, 2020, a change to the Food Premises Regulations will take effect. The change will require owners/operators of certain types of food premises to have at least one employee who has current food safety training to be present in the food premises while it is in operation. More information about this amendment can be found on TrainCan's website:

Through the food safety program, food premises in Newfoundland and Labrador are inspected for compliance with the Food Premises Regulations under the Food and Drug Act.
The frequency of inspections is based on a measurement, called a risk assessment, of the potential or likelihood of the premises being involved in a foodborne illness outbreak. High risk food premises are to be inspected four times per year, while low risk premises are to be inspected once every two years. The inspection frequency is provided in the table below.
Food Premises Inspection Frequency
Risk Assessment
Inspection Frequency
Four inspections per year
Two inspections per year
One inspection every two years

The Public Health Division has produced food safety resources which are aimed at preventing or controlling illness caused by eating contaminated food.

For more information contact:
Department of Health and Community Services, P.O. Box 8700, 1st Floor, West Block Confederation Building, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729–4984