Retail Food Programs
Food-safety specialists annually inspect 4,200 permitted food facilities in the county-everything from sit-down restaurants and delis to convenience stores and mobile food trucks-to ensure they are storing, preparing and handling food in a safe and sanitary way. Environmental Health reviews all construction and remodeling plans to ensure the facilities are built in a manner to promote food safety. Environmental Health also investigates food-poisoning complaints and tries to determine the source of foodborne-illness outbreaks. And when food manufacturers issue recalls, it's up to Environmental Health to audit retailers to verify that contaminated products have been removed from store shelves.
Contra Costa County Environmental Health is responsible for ensuring that all food establishments are operated in compliance with applicable Local, State and Federal regulations. These regulations are intended to guarantee that food will be pure, safe and unadulterated.
- Certified Farmers' Market
- Farm Stands
- Licensed Health Care Facilities
- Mobile Food Facilities (Catering Trucks, ice cream carts, produce trucks, etc)
- Permanent Food Facilities (Restaurants, etc)
- Temporary Food Facilities
- Vending Machines
- Consumer Protection Services Application
- Permit Exemption Registration Form
- Production Kitchen/Approved Facility Agreement
More applications listed under Food Facilities link.
- Cottage Food Operations (Homemade Food Act):
- New Official Inspection Reports:
- Raw Milk:
- Additional Forms and Hand-Outs: