Our public health inspectors, also known as environmental health officers, conduct more than 16,000 inspections of restaurants, food facilities and stores annually. We also educate food handlers and consumers about safe food handling practices.
Inspections are conducted on a regular basis and when complaints are received. Each visit generates an inspection report that is provided to the operator to either confirm that they are compliant with regulations, or to inform them that they are required to address deficiencies.
Find restaurant closures
Find out what restaurants and other food establishments have been closed: Visit the Restaurant Closures page.
Find inspection reports
Our Inspection Reports website has been upgraded to better serve our community.
For inspections dated from April 24, 2015 and on:
- Visit the new VCH Inspection Reports website for all inspections including Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, and Sea to Sky.
For inspections dated prior to April 24, 2015:
- For Vancouver, Richmond and North Shore: visit the Legacy VCH Inspection Reports website
- For Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky: visit the Coast Garibaldi Food Establishment and Restaurant Reports website
Food safety update
For operators of food service establishments to keep up to date on food safety, regulations and foodborne illness.
Visit the Food Safety Resources page for more information.
Educational materials and posters
Hand washing posters are available on the Communicable Diseases - Educational Materials page.
Report concerns about a restaurant or a case of food poisoning on our Feedback page.