Flashcards in City of Montreal: Food Service Inspection Deck (42)
Compare Montreal's food inspections division between 1927 and now
1927: First municipal regulation following Typhoid fever outbreak
Now: Mandate to inspect ALL provincial food establishments
i.e. producers, wholesalers, distributer, restaurants and retailers
What are the key words in the mission statement of Montreal's Food Service Inspection?
-Quality and Safety
-Prepared, served and sold
-restaurant, retail, production, distribution and wholesale sectors
Rank the positions of the food inspection division
Chief of division -> Scientific advisor, Administration -> supervisor -> Inspectors
T/F: There are more Administration staff than inspectors
FALSE, usually about 10-11 inspectors per division
T/F: Retirement homes & vending machines are subject to inspection
List 4 examples of establishments under inspection
2, Summer camps
3. Food banks
4. Produce/public markets
How many establishments in Montreal are under inspection?
C) 10 000
approx. 13900 establishment
Food inspection in quebec is the shared responsibility between federal and provincial government authorities
Shared responsibility between Federal, Provincial and Municipal
Name the 4 ways the federal government regulates food inspection
1. Health Canada
2. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
3. Agriculture Canada
4. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
How does the provincial government regulate food inspection?
Ministry of agriculture, food and fisheries of Quebec
Who determines policies and regulations on the matters of health, safety, and the nutritional value of foods sold in Canada (FDA) ?
The CFIA is responsible for what?
A) Administrate and apply the food labeling policies
B) Mandated to safeguard Canada's food supply (plants and animals)
C) Inspect all major Canadian food establishments (slaughterhouses)
D) Inspect food establishments that import or export food across provincial or national borders
E) All of the above
(T/F) MAPAQ inspects and applies provincial laws and regulations to food establishments in Montreal
Outside of montreal
Who is a MAPAQ subcontractor?
What will they do?
The City of Montreal Food Inspection Division
Will inspect provincially applied laws by MAPAQ to establishments within Montreal
Besides inspecting & applying food laws and regulation to food establishments outside of Montreal, the MAPAQ also does what? (2)
1) Establish agreements with the CFIA
2) Inspect animal production and transportation
At the provincial level, the law is called ____
Food products act
At the federal level, the laws are called _____ and ___________
-Food & drug act
-Consumer packaging and labelling act
T/F Most inspections lead to infractions
Out of 13 000 +, only 2000 had infractions
Give examples of what kind of inspections may occur
-Planned/Regular (Risk Based Inspections)
•Complaints, fires, power failures, special
inquires or investigations
•Food poisoning investigations
•Food recall verifications
•Seasonal events (festivals)
How many establishments is one inspector responsible for? Sectors? Districts?
Total of 3 sectors and 26 districts
(T/F) Food inspectors are required to give 24 hr notice to food establishments prior to inspection
Visits are unannounced and may occur any day of the week, including weekends.
How often are risk based inspections conducted?
Every 3, 6, 12 or 36 months
Inspections typically last ___ and a ___ is always given after each
Name some examples of work instruments food inspectors may bring with them
Organoleptic evaluation (taste, colour, feel)
List the 5 Ms of Risk Based Inspection
MAIN D’OEUVRE (Food handler)
How are food inspection parameters assessed?
By type of establishment, number of employees, meals served, passed infractions etc. will dictate how often and how strict food inspectors are.
When is a legal warning issued?
-Unsafe food handling
-Foods from unapproved suppliers
-Pest control problems
-Major cleaning problems
How much do fines vary? how often is legal action taken?
Only 2% of establishments will be move to legal action
What are common microorganisms that cause food poisoning?