Canadian food regulations can be complex with both Federal (Canada wide) and Provincial regulations governing food made and sold in Canada.
In Ontario, food production is governed at the provincial, health unit and municipal levels.
Food manufacturing facilities, like Venturepark Labs are inspected by public health inspectors based on requirements of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation. They also must meet applicable municipal requirements.
The image below is an introduction to how food manufacturers are regulated Ontario.
To view the Food Premises Regulations see this link to the Government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/170493
The Food Premises Reference Document provides guidance on meeting the regulations: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/oph_standards/reference.aspx
There are helpful guidance documents published by different organizations, always check the source and publication date to make sure you have current info.
By Marlis Bens, Venturepark Labs Program Manager