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ChooseWise

 
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ChooseWise is a Northwestern Health Unit program designed to share the results of health inspections with the public. Under the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) Guidelines, boards of health must publicly disclose the results of public health inspections.  Disclosure helps reduce the number of uninspected premises, increases public awareness of inspections, and empowers consumers to make informed choices about their safety.

There are two ways we disclose this information: online and on-site.

Online Disclosure

​Our ChooseWise website is where the Northwestern Health Unit posts inspection results for local food premises, personal service settings, recreational water facilities, and recreational camps. All local premises will be listed on our website.

You can find a detailed report of each inspection, outlining what the critical and/or non-critical infractions were and whether they were corrected during the inspection. You will also be able to see what type of enforcement actions have been taken to address infractions as well as the status of the legal action.

Click here to enter the ChooseWise website and look up the latest inspection results for local premises.

​On-Site Disclo​sure

An image of all on-site disclosure sign types 
 

On-site disclosure means that signs reflecting health inspections will be visible to the public at the point-of-sale. As of March 2020, all businesses should post either their temporary sign or a sign that reflects their most recent inspection results. Click here to learn about the Northwestern Health Unit’s on-site disclosure signs

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    What temperature does my turkey need to reach to be safe to eat?
    A:
    ​A turkey needs to reach 82 degrees Celsius before it is safe to eat.