City of Iqaluit reminds residents that selling prepared food requires a business licence
“Failure to do so may result in a fine of $250 to $10,000”
The City of Iqaluit is reminding residents that selling prepared food requires a valid business licence.
“If a person is found to be operating a business in violation of Bylaw 859, they shall receive a written notice of their offence or offences and be given seven calendar days to take sufficient action to be in accordance with this bylaw,” said a city-issued news release.
“Failure to do so may result in a fine of $250 to $10,000, depending on the size of business and the number of offences in a calendar year.”
Nunavut Inuit do not require a business licence to sell country food.
The Government of Nunavut’s country food serving guide can be found on their website.
A business licence is also not required for those giving prepared food away for free or for bake sales.
“The City recognizes the benefits of home cooking as a healthy activity for families and individuals,” said the release.
“The City also encourages entrepreneurship among Iqalummiut.”
For information about food safety that the Government of Nunavut provides, visit their website.