The Foodservice, Laundry and Waste Industry are a complex network of industries that require a great deal of planning and attention to detail. We at Trend Foodservice Design and Consulting are committed to keeping up to date with industry developments and government legislature to ensure our clients receive the most efficient and effective design. 


Listed below are online resources available to stay up to date with current developments and legislature.



Foodservice/Health and Safety



Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

An invaluable website that documents that acts and regulations that affect food production, handling and HACCP models for all areas related to foodservice.


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

This ministry website explores food safety programs and provides information on HACCP guidelines.


Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act

The Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act 1990, requires anyone who intends to commence to operate a food premise, to notify the Health Department of their intention to operate. Once you arrive at this site, search for Health Protection and Promotion Act R.S.O. 1990, c. H. 7. Once you find this act, scroll down to section 16 on food premise.


Toronto's DineSafe Program: Municipal Code 545 Licensing

The City of Toronto's food premises inspection and disclosure system, DineSafe requires operators to: meet or exceed the standards in the Ontario Regulation 562 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act; and comply with requirements under Toronto's Municipal Code 545 Licensing. This link will take you to the DineSafe site.


Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association

A nation wide website with valuable information and resources for the foodservice industry. The CRFA is also responsible for HOSTEX, an annual trade show that features over 9000 foodservice manufacturers and industry related materials.


Foodservice World

The online version of the popular magazine that provides news and information on the world of the hospitality business.


North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturer (NAFEM)

This website is a reference for North American food equipment manufacturers and updates in foodservice equipment.


Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The CSA is a not-for-profit organization that develops standards that address real needs in the areas of public safety and health. Commercial equipment can often be tested and certified by the CSA.


Underwriters' Labourities of Canada (ULC)

An independent, not-for-profit product testing and certification organization.  




Waste Facilities




Environment Canada

This federal website provides information and publications on waste management technologies and strategies.


Waste Care

This website is practical starting point to learn about the basics of commercial waste and recycling equipment.





Energy and Sustainable Design



Natural Resources Canada

This link will take you to the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) and their regulations as they pertain to commercial foodservice, laundry and waste equipment.


Canada Green Building Council and LEED Canada

Canada's Green Building Council website discusses its mission and mandate, as well as detailed information on LEED in Canada, its point scale and LEED certification.


EcoLogo Canada

Launched by the Canadian federal government in 1988, EcoLogo has grown to serve buyers and sellers of green products throughout the United States and Canada, and around the world. EcoLogo is North America’s most widely recognized and respected certification of environmental leadership.


Natural Resources Canada: Energy Star Canada Rated Equipment

A link to Energy Star qualified commercial and industrial foodservice, laundry and waste equipment.


Green Seal Certified

An independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace.


Certified Green Commercial Kitchen

A program that encourages operators to go green in their commercial kitchens.


Green Key Eco-Rating Program

The Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels, and resorts committed to environmental performance.

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