Food Establishment Inspections

Various food establishments licenced under our Food Premises Act are inspected by Environmental Health Officers. This website attempts to categorize these types of food premises so that the individual user can access the required information more easily.

  • Public Food Premises
    The “Public Food Premises” category includes those premises such as: retail stores, restaurants, takeouts, and other premises that, typically, the general public can access.
  • Institutional Food Premises
    The “Institutional Food Premises” category includes premises such as: child care centres, personal care homes, schools, and other premises that are found in an institutional-type setting.
  • Manufacturing/Processing Food Premises
    The “Manufacturing/Processing Food Premises” category includes premises such as: bakeries, dairy plants, breweries, and other premises that produce or process consumables for the public in a commercial setting.

Newfoundland and Labrador Food Premises Health Inspection Reports

Food premises health inspection reports completed two (2) years prior to the current date will be available. Reports prior to that date are available in hard copy from the relevant regional Government Service Centre. Reports indicate what critical items and non-critical items were identified at the time of the inspection. Critical items are violations of the Food Premises Regulations. They are normally corrected at the time of the inspection. Non-critical items are generally preventative in nature and are usually given a period of time for compliance.

Disclaimer: Service NL is not liable for any losses or damages, including lost profits, for the use of information within this website, or information that can be accessed through this website. Although the information is thought accurate, Service NL implies absolutely no warranty for its accuracy, completeness, or use.

On-line Reports

Food premises inspections are carried out by Service NL’s Environmental Health Officers, under the authority of the provincial Food Premises Act to ensure compliance with the Food Premises Regulations.

  • Under the Food Premises Regulations, food premises inspections are required prior to the opening of a new facility. They may be required to be inspected once every two years, twice a year or four times per year, depending on their risk category. Inspections may occur more often if there are issues requiring more frequent follow-up.
  • Inspections may also be conducted in response to consumer complaints or under special circumstances, such as a food recall.

SkillsPass NL Training

  • What to Expect When We’re Inspecting: This course will explain the food premises inspection process and criterion. This course is intended for existing and future owners and managers of licensed food premises.

SkillsPass NL training:

For additional information on the inspection process, please see Food Premises Inspection Information (94 KB)