Food Program

Food Safety News

Farmers Market Guidance During COVID-19

Family farms and local markets play a vital role in our community. The following guidance will help vendors operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Program Memos and Newsletters

Food Safety Excellence Award

This annual award program is designed to recognize establishments that demonstrate a strong commitment to food safety. All eligible food establishments are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted every year, and are due by December 1 of the award year.

New in 2020! Download the fillable award application below and submit by email to

View flyer for more information. (PDF)

Food Safety Excellence Award Application (PDF)

Food Safety Excellence Award winners photo album

2019 Food safety award FSEA2019 Food Safety Excellence Award Winners  22

Food Code Establishment & Inspection System

Routine Inspections

At the unannounced inspections performed 1 to 3 times per year, a sanitarian conducts a risk-based food inspection.

The inspection report addresses critical and non-critical violations. Critical violations must by fixed within a set period, which is as soon as possible, but within at least 10 days. Imminent health hazards must be eliminated immediately or the food service establishment may be required to close until the problem is corrected.

HACCP Information