Food inspection

Last updated November 30, 2020

Wondering if a restaurant or business you go to has ever been cited for unhealthy conditions? Want to file a complaint after getting food poisoning? Find out everything you need to know.

Montréal ensures that food prepared, served, donated or sold in food establishments can be safely consumed. As an agent of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), it inspects restaurants and grocery stores, as well as all businesses and institutions that sell food to the public, or that donate, process, distribute or store food in Montréal. School cafeterias, healthcare providers, festivals, kiosks used in sales promotions and street food sites are some examples.

If an establishment does not comply with hygiene and food safety rules, the city requires it to make the necessary changes to solve the problem. Legal action may be taken, and the establishment may be fined.

List of food establishments cited

To find out if a restaurant or food business has ever received a citation because of clean or unhealthy conditions, consult the list.

File a complaint

If you got food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, if you noticed unsanitary practices, fraud, labelling problems or a grocery store or snack bar operating without a permit, you can file a complaint. Here are the steps to follow.

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