Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Check Before You Choose?

Check Before You Choose is a system created and maintained by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to share the results of local public health inspections. Inspection results are posted online. Establishment owners may also post signs, though this is voluntary.

What types of inspection reports appear on the Check Before You Choose website?

Reports from two types of inspected businesses are available on this website:

  • Food establishments: Includes restaurants, cafeterias, grocery stores, banquet halls, catering kitchens, retirement homes/long-term care facilities, hospitals, childcare centre kitchens, mobile food vendors, and other businesses that offer food
  • Personal services settings ("PSS", also known as beauty and body art establishments): Businesses that offer personal care services such as hairstyling and barbering, tattooing, ear and body piercing, electrolysis, massage (other than Registered Massage Therapist [RMT] massage), manicures, pedicures, holistic services, and esthetics