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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Health Hazard is a 24-hour line to report health hazards 
  • Public Health Inspectors are at offices in Kenora, Fort Frances and Dryden
Description (Service)
  • Provides routine food premise inspections, including street food vending carts 
  • Investigates all complaints against food premises and food related issues 
  • Investigates food-borne illnesses and outbreaks 
  • Carries out food recalls 
  • Offers food handler training courses 
  • Offers advice to new and renovated food premise operators and provides initial inspection 
  • Issues Special Occasions Food Permits 
  • Provides Food Safety educational resources including proper handwashing techniques
Works on various initiatives including: 
  • Area municipalities and community groups  
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency  
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources  
  • Thunder Bay Public Health Laboratory
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Food Handler Training Courses 
  • Requires prepayment and completed registration 
  • Information available online or at office
Special Occasions Food Permits 
  • Required by all vendors selling food at locations not routinely inspected and approved by Health Unit 
  • Requires submission of completed application available online or at office no later than 7 days prior to event
Languages English
Fees Program - Food Handler Certification
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3147
Toll Free Phone 1-800-830-5978 
Food Handler Training Courses: 1-800-830-5978 Ext 3279
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Crisis Phone Health Hazard: 1-807-468-7109
Fax 807-468-4970
Primary Contact Program Assistant
Alternate Contact Public Health Inspector; Fax: 807-468-3914
Located In Community Kenora
Address 210 First St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
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Intersection First St N and Matheson St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)