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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Food Hygiene

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The Food Hygiene Program is designed to promote, protect and improve the health of the public by monitoring and regulating food handling and sanitary conditions of food service in institutional settings. 
  • After school meal program
  • Adult day care
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Bars and lounges
  • Civic & fraternal organizations
  • Crisis stabilization unit
  • Detention facility
  • Domestic violence shelter
  • Hospice
  • Intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled
  • Mobile food units
  • Movie theater
  • Prescribed pediatric extended care
  • Recreation camps
  • Residential treatment facility (ACHA)
  • Schools
  • Summer school food service programs
  • Transitional living facility

Inspections Consist of: 

  • Ensuring that food is stored, handled and served in a sanitary manner to prevent cross contamination and the spread of food-borne illness.
  • Utensils and serving equipment are properly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Work areas and equipment are kept clean, safe and sanitized.
  • Sanitary facilities are operational, clean and equipped with hand-washing facilities.


Online Food and Waterborne Illness Complaint Form
Link to report a possible illness or outbreak from eating and/or drinking a contaminated food or beverage in Florida.