Public Health inspectors conduct over 3200 inspections regularly on businesses in the Niagara region to assess if they comply with all health regulations. These businesses include over:
Depending on the services provided, these regulations may include:
Critical infractions are corrected immediately, and follow-up inspections are done as required. No facility is given advanced warning of an upcoming inspection.
The inspection reports are posted to our website shortly after the inspection and will include any infractions found at the establishment.
When necessary, inspectors will issue fines or close the establishment, which are posted on the closures and convictions page for six months.
A closure order is issued to the operator of an establishment when an immediate health hazard exists. Failure to comply with an order is an offence, which upon conviction, could result in a significant fine.
Examples of immediate health hazards include: