Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement


Food Protection

Nova Scotia has one of the most thorough food safety systems in the country.

Consumers seek assurances that the food they purchase is safe and of high quality. The department must, therefore, address issues pertaining to production and product standards, food labelling and traceability, monitoring and inspection, bio-security protocols, food handling education and testing.

Getting Your Event Catered?

You can verify that your caterer has a valid Food Establishment Permit by viewing our Online Food Inspection Reports website.

More Information

  • For Consumers – As consumers, most of us don't give food safety much thought – unless something goes wrong. There are several ways to get more education on protecting yourself when it comes to what you eat. Whether it is in the home or eating out, knowing will help to keep you healthy.
  • For Producers – As the first step in food production, farms are where food safety begins. In recent years, consumers have demanded more and more proof that the food being produced on farms is free of physical, chemical and biological hazards.
  • For Processors – Nova Scotia has a rich and varied history in Food Processing. Our manufacturing ranges from small cottage industries to internationally traded commodities.
  • For Retailers – Food safety at the retail level is probably the most visible to the general public.