Welcome to Orange County's Food Protection Services
Beginning January of 2017, the OC Health Care Agency’s Environmental Health division will be introducing a new Retail Food Facility Inspection Report that is based on the California Food Inspection Data Fields Marking Guideline. The report aligns with the risk-based inspection process that was adopted by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in August of 2015. This change is intended to better standardize retail food inspections with other jurisdictions throughout the state and emphasize the prevention of foodborne illness risk factors for the health and safety of Orange County’s residents and visitors. You may reference the Retail Food Program Inspection Guide here for a thorough description of the changes. Here are some of the highlights:
Routine inspections will now be provided in a “checklist” format, which will recognize food facilities for complying with critical risk factors, in addition to noting those violations that need to be corrected.
The inspection report will be divided into three sections: (1) Critical Risk Factors, (2) Good Retail Practices, and (3) Compliance & Enforcement to more clearly depict the degree of risk associated with each violation and measures taken in response to the observed violation.
The posting of the inspection notification seals (Pass, Reinspection Due - Pass, Closed) will remain the same.
For any questions regarding these changes, please contact your assigned inspector or Environmental Health at (714) 433-6000.
Effective September 21st, the format for viewing food inspection results has changed. Here are some highlights:
The landing page after searching for a food facility will now indicate the status of the facility “PASS”; “REINSPECTION SCHEDULED” OR “CLOSED”.
To view food facility inspection report details, click on the expand (+) button for any particular inspection. A PDF copy will no longer be posted.
It is important to note that certain services, such as “Award of Excellence Recipient” or “Health Permit Suspension/Reinstatement” do not have comments for display and are intended to provide the public with basic information. To view details for a Health Permit Suspension/Health Permit Reinstatement” refer to the inspection service.
Up to 2 years of inspection history may be viewed. If you have any questions regarding the changes or the inspection process, please contact Orange County Environmental Health at (714) 433-6000.
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Did you know there are 48 million cases of food borne illness each year? Learn some simple food safety tips from our Environmental Health division to keep you and your family healthy this holiday season.
¿Sabía usted que hay 48 millones de casos de enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos cada año? Aprenda algunos consejos sencillos de seguridad alimentaria de nuestra división de Salud Ambiental para mantener a usted ya su familia saludables durante esta temporada navideña.
Deep River Snacks is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips after being informed by a tertiary ingredient supplier that buttermilk powder used in the seasoning may contain traces of Salmonella.
Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed in the link below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.
You’ve got a mystery on your hands! In recognition of Global Handwashing Day, the Food Protection Program is excited to launch our new handwashing campaign: The Art of Handwashing. Explore our art-inspired handwashing signs and new oral culture storyboard.
The Food Protection Program has initiated an incentive program for food establishments which identifies and awards a certificate to food establishments that routinely exhibit excellent food safety and sanitation practice.
Norovirus is the leading cause of illness from contaminated food or water – but food isn’t the only way people get this illness. It also spreads easily from person to person and spreads quickly in groups of people. Read here to find out more about Norovirus.
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.
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