Institutions’ Food Safety Records Available


Institutions licensed by the province will now have their food safety records available to the public.

Toronto bylaws compel restaurants to post green, yellow or red signs at their entrances indicating their latest inspection results; institutions face no such instruction.

Over the past three years, 330 provincially licensed facilities in Toronto that have been cited for health violations. None has been closed down for food-related violations.

A Ryerson School of Journalism/Toronto Star investigation earlier this year found that food inspection records for nursing homes, hospitals, daycares and school cafeterias were never publicly reported.

Anyone looking for such data now may search records online at Dinesafe. It lists 16,452 establishments.

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Toronto Licensing Tribunal now posting its decisions.

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