Food Safety

Food safety is extremely important to ensure that the food we eat is safe and free from germs that cause foodborne illness. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s role is to maintain food safety in our communities by:

  • Inspecting preparation areas and procedures for food served to the public
  • Providing support and education for food vendors including food safety courses
  • Providing education for safe food handling at home


What We Do

The TBDHU provides information and support to owners and operators of food premises as well as the general public. Public health inspectors are responsible for inspections of restaurants and food vendors including following up on complaints and reports of possible foodborne illness (including what is commonly referred to as “food poisoning”).


Food Safety and You

Food Safety at Home

Did you know that many cases of foodborne illness happen at home? It’s important to follow food safety guidelines to keep you and your family safe. Learn how:


Food Safety After a Power Outage or Emergency

Power outages, fires and floods can affect the safety of your food. Find out how to protect you and your family from possible foodborne illness after these events:

When in doubt, throw it out!


For Further Information

Call a Public Health Inspector: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 13/10/2016