Food Safety

Food Safety

To protect the health and safety of Tulare County residents, Environmental Health programs offer services that include making local businesses aware of the important codes and regulations that ensure a high standard of food handling.

Staff inspect numerous food facilities throughout the county, including restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, bars, schools, gas stations, produce stands, hotels/motels, and bed & breakfasts, plus cow and goat dairies and related facilities. Inspection results from food facilities are posted for public information in the Visalia Times-Delta.

Environmental Health programs issue permits for permanent, temporary, and mobile food facilities, and investigate complaints related to food-borne illnesses and food safety.

For more information about permits and inspection requirements for food facilities, or to file a complaint, please see Related Documents & Links below.

Related Documents and Links

 

Food Safety Awards
Food Safety Awards

Tulare County Environmental Health Services implemented the Excellence in Food Safety Awards Program in March of 2010 to recognize restaurants that have consistent safe food handling practices and achieve a score of 95 percent or above on three consecutive routine inspections.

CFO Registration and Permit
CFO Registration and Permit

Click here to download the CFO Registration and Permit

Cottage Food Operation Self-Certification
Cottage Food Operation Self-Certification

Click this link to download the Cottage Food Operation Self-Certification.

Cottage Food Operation Flowchart
Cottage Food Operation Flowchart

Click this link to download the Cottage Food Operation Flowchart

Environmental Health - Food Safety
Environmental Health - Food Safety

Click here for information on food safety from the County's Environmental Health website.

FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations
FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations

Click this link to download the FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations

Food Facility Plan Check Requirements
Food Facility Plan Check Requirements

Click here to download the Food Facility Plan Check Requirements.

Food Safety Educational Web Pages
Food Safety Educational Web Pages

Click here to download more information on additional Food Safety Websites

No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat Foods
No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat Foods

Click here to download information on No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat Foods

Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements
Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements

Click this link to download Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements

Tips for Food Vendors
Tips for Food Vendors

Click here to download Tips for Food Vendors

Tips for Organizers
Tips for Organizers

Click here to download Tips for Organizers

TFF Booth Self-Inspection Checklist
TFF Booth Self-Inspection Checklist

Click this link to download the TFF booth self-inspection checklist.

TFF Organizer Application Form
TFF Organizer Application Form

Click this link to download the Organizer Application Form

TFF Vendor Application Form
TFF Vendor Application Form

Click this link to download the Vendor Application Form

Veteran's Fee Exemption Request Form
Veteran's Fee Exemption Request Form

Click this link to download the Veteran's Fee Exemption Request Form.