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ontario regulation 308/06

made under the

health protection and promotion act

Made: May 30, 2006
Filed: June 15, 2006
Published on e-Laws: June 15, 2006
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 1, 2006

Amending Reg. 562 of R.R.O. 1990

(Food Premises)

1. Subsection 1 (1) of Regulation 562 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following definitions:

“farmers’ market” means a central location at which a group of persons who operate stalls or other food premises meet to sell or offer for sale to consumers products that include, without being restricted to, farm products, baked goods and preserved foods, and at which the majority of the persons operating the stalls or other food premises are producers of farm products who are primarily selling or offering for sale their own products;

“farmers’ market food vendor” means the operator of a stall or other food premise that is located at a farmers’ market;

“farm products” means products that are grown, raised or produced on a farm and intended for use as food and include, without being restricted to, fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, meat and meat products, dairy products, honey products, maple products, fish, grains and seeds and grain and seed products;

2. (1) Subsection 2 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “and” at the end of clause (b) and by revoking clause (c) and substituting the following:

(c) food premises owned, operated or leased by religious organizations, service clubs and fraternal organizations where the religious organization, service club or fraternal organization,

(i) prepares and serves meals for special events, and

(ii)   conducts bake sales; and

(d) farmers’ market food vendors.

(2) Section 2 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) The exemption provided for in clause (1) (c) is subject to the conditions set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 if a religious organization, service club or fraternal organization mentioned in that clause prepares and serves meals for a special event to which the general public is invited, and hazardous food that originates from a food premise that is not inspected under this Regulation is included in such a meal:

1. Patrons attending the special event shall be notified in writing as to whether or not the food premise has been inspected in accordance with this Regulation.  The notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the entrance to the food premise at which the special event meal is held.

2. The operator must keep a list of all persons who donate hazardous food for the special event meal and must provide a copy of that list to a public health inspector on request. The list must contain each donor’s name, address and telephone number in full.