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Environmental Health personnel issue permits and conduct inspections for all retail food operations in Lake County. Inspectors routinely attend community events where food is sold to the public to ensure that vendors are adhering to minimum food safety standards. Inspectors investigate food-borne outbreaks and public complaints. Personnel provide new construction/remodel plan reviews in accordance with Cal Code (California Retail Food Code).

Commercial Kitchen

Food Facility Inspection Results & Violation Codes
Food Facility Inspection Results (by name)
Food Facility Inspection Results (by location)
Understanding Food Facility Inspection Results
Food Facility Violation Codes

Food Facility Applications & Information Packet
Food Facility Permit Application
Food Facility Plan Check Application
Food Facility Checklist
Retail Food Facility Plan Check Guide
Floor Materials Acceptable for Food Facilities
Food Inspection Form
Important Notice to Owners & Operators
Certified Food Handler Information Letter
Best Management Practices for Commercial Food Facilities
Approved Food Sources
Bacteria That Causes Foodborne Illness
Foodborne Illness & How to Keep From Getting Sick
Guidelines for Food Safety During Temporary Power Outages
Fat Free Sewer Brochure
Rendering Service Providers for Lake County for Recycling
List of Agencies Involved in the Permit Process
Food Equipment Temperature Log
Thermometer Calibration Log Sheet
Thermometers Brochure
Washing Dishes, Pots, Pans and Utensils Manually
This is What Happens When a Fly Lands on Your Food

Temporary Food Event Applications & Information
Temporary Food Event Application
Temporary Food Event Sponsor Permit
Food Safety at Temporary Events Pamphlet
California Retail Food Code Regarding Temporary Food Facilities
California Retail Food Code AB 241 Amendments Regarding Temporary Food Facilities
California Retail Food Code Regarding Signage at Temporary Food Events
California Retail Food Code Regarding NonProfit Charitable Temporary Food Events
California Retail Food Code Regarding Certified Farmer's Markets
Veteran's Fee Exemption

Mobile Food Facility Application Packet
Food Facility Permit Application
Food Facility Plan Check Application
Commissary Agreement for Mobile Food Facility
Vehicle Data Sheet for Mobile Food Facility

California Retail Food Code & Summary of Changes
California Retail Food Code
No Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods (effective Jan 1, 2014)
No Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods (effective Jan 1, 2014) Spanish
CalCode Assembly Bill 241 - Amendments to CRFC (effective 10/12/2009)
CalCode Assembly Bill 241 - Amendments to CRFC Detailed in Red

California Homemade Food Act
AB 1616 - Cottage Food Operations Frequently Asked Questions
Cottage Food Operations Video courtesy of Yolo County Dept of Environmental Health

Cottage Food Operator Registration/Permitting Form
Cottage Food Operations Self Certification Checklist

Certified Food Handler Requirements
California Food Handler Card Law
California Food Handler Card Law Guidelines
Senate Bill No. 303
Approved ANSI Sources for California Food Handler Certificate

Food Safety Manager Class Locations
Food Safety Manager Certification Test Locations

Resources for Food Recalls
USDA - US Dept of Ag - Food Safety & Inspection Source
FDA - Food & Drug Administration
Recalls.gov - Online Resource for Recalls

National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM) - Sept 2013
An annual campaign to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education.

Week 1: The Big 8 and Cross-Contact
Week 1: Spanish Version

Week 2: Reading Labels
Week 2: Spanish Version

Week 3: Preventing Cross-Contact in the Front of the House
Week 3: Spanish Version

Week 4: Purchasing and Transportation
Week 4: Spanish Version

Week 5: Separation in Equipment and Storage
Week 5: Spanish Version

NFSEM 2013 Lesson Answer Keys
English:    Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5
Spanish:   Week 1Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Service Animals in Food Facilities

Service Animals - ADA 2010 Revised Requirements
Americans With Disabilities Act Business Brief - Service Animals
Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals