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

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

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

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Regardless of whether your business is a fast food take-out joint, a fine dining establishment, a chip truck, a mobile event caterer, or another type of food supplier, operators of a restaurant or a mobile food service is regulated by 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

When defending against charges of health related offences such requires both strong legal skills as well as delicate tact.  A restaurant or food service business depends on a positive public reputation; and accordingly, managing the optics of being charged with a health offence is as important as managing the legal case iteself.  Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca provides the effective advocacy with the diplomacy that is necessary to protecting both the reputation as well as 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 fine dining bistro, fast food take-out joint, mobile event caterer, chip truck, or other type of food service business is charged with a Health Protection and Promotion Act violation, or similar offence, then your business needs the effective legal advocacy and reputation management provided by Swalm Paralegal Professional Corporation o/a DefendCharges.ca!


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