The food facility program is a state mandated program that governs the operation and maintenance of retail food facilities including markets and other establishments selling food to the public for consumption. The California Health and Safety Code sets sanitation standards to assure that food provided to the public will be pure, safe, and unadulterated. The California Retail Food Code (Cal Code) are excerpts from the California Health and Safety Code and may be acquired at the Environmental Health Department or by following the links below.
Department activities for this program element include, but are not limited to, plan review of all new and remodeled food facilities, permitting of active facilities, performance of annual inspections, review and response to consumer complaints and investigation of food borne illness.
The goal of the food program is to prevent the occurrence of food borne illness.