Food Safety program
The major goals of this important program are to prevent foodborne illness and to assure that all retail food facilities are clean, safe and sanitary. All food and beverage facilities including restaurants, bars, food vending vehicles, school cafeterias, food vending machines, bakeries, produce stands, and retail food markets are inspected on a routine basis throughout the year. There are well over 500 permitted food facilities of all types in Kings County, making this program a substantial part of our workload.
The environmental health staff investigates complaints about food service operations and reported cases of foodborne illness. Classes in proper food handling and sanitation techniques are available on a voluntary basis for all food establishments. Also assistance is given to community organizations with the planning and implementation of special events involving food booths.
We consider our food safety program to be one of our top priorities!
TO REPORT A FOODBORNE ILLNESS COMPLAINT PLEASE CONTACT OUR DEPARTMENT AT 559-584-1411
FOOD PROGRAM REFERENCES
FORMS AND APPLICATIONS
ONLINE INSPECTION REPORTS
Inspection Reports are Public Records. The Kings County Division of Environmental Health Services inspects restaurants, markets and other retail food facilities, hotels and motels, public swimming pools and spas, businesses that handle hazardous materials and hazardous wastes, facilities with underground storage tanks for gasoline, diesel fuel or chemicals, and body art businesses. These inspection reports are public records and are available here.
In addition, all retail food businesses are required by law to make a copy of their most recent inspection report available for review by interested parties on request.
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