Risk-Based Inspection

The frequency of inspections for food processing establishments conducted by Manitoba Agriculture occurs based on a risk assessment. The picture below shows what is considered when determining risk.
Risk Assessment

Routine Inspection Frequencies 

Routine inspections are unannounced and are conducted at a pre-determined frequency as described in the table below. Follow-up inspections or re-inspections are conducted when violations are found by a health officer.  The follow-up date is determined based on the severity of the violation.


Facility Type Risk Rating Inspection Frequency
Food and beverage processors High three times per year
Medium every six months
Low once per year

Minimal food processing (e.g., simple processes with few ingredients)

Food distribution (e.g., warehouses)

High one per year
Medium once per 18 months
Low once per two years




For more information email the Food Safety and Inspection Branch or call 204-795-8418 in Winnipeg