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Retail Food


A Retail Food Facility includes any business or entity that sells or gives food (or beverage) to the public (e.g., customers, attendees, students, employees, patients, inmates, homeless or needy). This includes restaurants, markets, farm stands, farmers' markets, bars, snack bars, school or staff cafeterias, detention facility kitchens, caterers, production kitchens, commissaries, cottage food, charitable feeding, temporary events (e.g., fairs, festivals), skilled nursing and hospital kitchens, and mobile food (food trucks, ice cream trucks, food carts).

There are more than 4,400 retail food facilities in Contra Costa County. Environmental Health conducts regular unannounced inspections of these facilities, and also investigates complaints and reports of foodborne illness. Inspections and investigations are done to ensure these facilities are sanitary and handling food items in a safe manner in compliance with State law.


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