All food facilities are required to be connected to a water system that complies with the Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulation and has a valid operating permit. Requirements for water systems.
They also require a waste disposal system in compliance with the appropriate government agency. Your existing systems may require review and upgrading. Your local Environmental Health Officer can provide more information.
Once ready to open, the Environmental Health Officer will conduct a pre-opening inspection and, upon compliance with the Food Premises Regulation, written approval and an Operating Permit will be issued
Restaurant operators must hold a certificate for the successful completion of FOODSAFE or equivalent. At least one employee present must hold a valid FOODSAFE certificate if the operator is absent. Find a FOODSAFE course near you. If you require a replacement FOODSAFE Certificate, please call 250.737.2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued in British Columbia are valid for 5 years. Certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013 will expire July 29, 2018. To recertify, simply retake the FOODSAFE Level 1 course or take the FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher Online Course.
Individuals wishing to prepare and sell food at public events are required to fill out an Application to Operate a Temporary Food Service. Once completed please submit to your local Health Protection and Environmental Services Office
Individuals wishing to sell lower risk food items at farmers markets and other temporary food markets, as well as Market Managers, should familiarize themselves with the Guidelines for Temporary Food Markets.
Those wishing to sell higher risk food items at temporary food markets are required to complete an Application for Sale of Higher Risk Food at Temporary Food Markets and submit it to the local Health Protection and Environmental Services office.
Applications must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the event date or market. Incomplete or late applications may not be processed