Who Can Help Your Restaurant When Charged With a Health Board Offence?

When Your Restaurant or Food Service Business Is Charged With a Health Related Offence, Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca Is Who to Call For Help.

A Helpful Guide on How to Defend Against Allegations of Food Handling and Restaurant Operation Violations

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As a fine dining bistro, fast food take-out joint, mobile event caterer, chip truck, among various others, the operations of a restaurant or a mobile food service is heavily governed per the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c H.7 and by Food Premises, O. Reg. 493/17, as a regulation prescribed thereto.

These laws, among others, include legal mandates affecting the operation of restaurants, mobile food services, and those who prepare or package food, ranging from the requirements for cleanliness and sanitation within the premises or facilities to the manner in which utensils or stored, lighting is maintained, ventilation is provided, garbage is handled, and pests are controlled. Accordingly, almost every aspect, and perhaps every aspect, of operating a food business, is governed by the law an under the purview of health inspectors, among others.

Defence Against Charges

Putting forth a defence against alleged health code violations requires an approach using strong legal skills balanced with a tactful approach whereas a restaurant or food service is dependent upon maintaining a positive public image and reputation; and as such, when defending a health code violations case, the affect upon public image for being charged is just as important to manage as is the actual legal case; Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca understands these concerns and provides effective legal advocacy while using an approach to the case that protects the business reputation and the legal rights of your restaurant or food service business.

Example Types of Cases Handled

Among others, Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca fights charges alleging:

  • Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration;
  • Fail to equip sanitary facility with soap or detergent;
  • Fail to process food in manner safe to eat;
  • Fail to equip sanitary facility with single service towels or dryer;
  • Fail to keep storage and handling records as required; and
  • Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

If your restaurant or food service business is charged with a Health Protection and Promotion Act, or related, offence, then your business needs effective legal advocacy and reputation management.  Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca will help you to review your various options and to determine a prudent defence strategy.


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