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Food Hygiene

Environmental Health

Food Safety Inspections 

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa (DOH-Santa Rosa) provides food service inspections for:

  • Schools
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Concession stands
  • Detention facilities
  • Fraternal and civic organizations
  • Bars serving nonpotentially hazardous foods
  • Afterschool meal programs
  • Summer food programs
  • Alcohol/drug treatment residential facilities

The primary objective of these inspections is to prevent the development and spread of any food/waterborne illness or injury to the general public or facility staff. Some of the items examined include ensuring:

  • Foods are maintained at the proper temperature.
  • Food and supplies are stored properly.
  • Food is used or discarded by the expiration date.
  • Food and dish storage areas are kept clean and free from vermin.
  • Staff are free from communicable diseases and practicing good hygiene.

Food facilities are inspected from one to four times a year depending on the perceived level of risk based on the extent of the food related activities that are occurring.

Contact the Environmental Health office by phone at 850-983-5275 or email EHealth@flhealth.gov for more information.

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