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

Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements
Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements

Click this link to download Temporary Event Food Vendor Requirements

Vendor (TFF) Application Forms--Health Permit
Vendor (TFF) Application Forms--Health Permit

Click this link to download the Vendor Application Form

Organizer Application Forms--Health Permit & TFF Site Plan
Organizer Application Forms--Health Permit & TFF Site Plan

Click this link to download the Organizer Application Forms

Tips for Organizers
Tips for Organizers

Click here to download Tips for Organizers

Tips for Food Vendors
Tips for Food Vendors

Click here to download Tips for Food Vendors

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

FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations
FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations

Click this link to download the FAQ Regarding Cottage Food Operations

Cottage Food Operation Flowchart
Cottage Food Operation Flowchart

Click this link to download the Cottage Food Operation Flowchart

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

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

CFO Registration and Permit
CFO Registration and Permit

Click here to download the CFO Registration and Permit

Food Facility Plan Check Requirements
Food Facility Plan Check Requirements

Click here to download the Food Facility Plan Check Requirements.

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

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

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

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