BC's food-monitoring program is the Food Quality Check Sampling Program
The intent of the Food Quality Check Sampling Program is to provide a service to
Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) that allows for collection of food and
sanitation / environmental samples during inspections (especially as a result of
observed infractions and complaints) and to allow a targeted “market basket
survey” of products available to consumers.
Results from these types of tests, largely bacteriological results on food samples and sanitation checks collected during inspections are used for various purposes including food handling and sanitation education.
Annual summaries of results are provided by the PHSA Laboratory to the Health Authorities.
The information on these pages represent the work we do on behalf of the public, industry and government. Some of this information was written for the general public and some was written in technical language for public health.
Food Protection Services • 604.707.2440
NCC for Environmental Health • 604.829.2551
Poison Control Centre • 604.682.5050 (local) or 1.800.567.8911 (toll free)
PHSA Laboratory • 604.707.2611