Effective August 1, 2015, Environmental Health has begun using a risk-based inspection process for all retail food service facilities. These risk-based inspection frequencies, recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are based on the type of food service conducted at a food facility. Please see the attached bulletin for more information.
Pies in the oven - yum, yum, yum. Getting sick from turkey - well, that's no fun! Holidays are times we share the kitchen with family and friends. These simple steps will ensure that your Thanksgiving dinner is prepared with food safety in mind no matter how you slice it.
Need to pay your Annual Health Permit Invoice? Good news, you can now pay online!
Orange County's New Food Inspection App for iPhone and Android!
We are happy to announce our newest addition to our Public Notification System. In order to keep the public informed about food safety and sanitation at Orange County’s restaurants and markets, the Environmental Health Food Safety Program has developed an app that will allow you to search for your favorite restaurant, see what's around you, see all current facilities that are currently closed and even have inspection reports emailed to you. Download it by using one of the buttons below.
It is estimated that food facilities use up to 5,000 gallons of water per day. With the current drought that California is facing, conserving our limited water resources is very important. As of April 1, 2015, the State has mandated that Californians must reduce their water usage (on average) by 25%. This restriction is in effect through February 28, 2016.
Waste Not OC is a coalition of food banks, health care representatives, restaurants, food distributors and community leaders dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of the community and ending food insecurity. Click on the header to learn more about the program and how to get involved. Information regarding food donations can be found here.
To learn more about Environmental Health's involvement in the coalition, please click the logo on the left.
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