Food Safety

The food safety program is focused towards promoting and protecting the health and well-being of the community. Whether you are a community member or a visitor, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting sick when you eat out. As a local government agency we are responsible for conducting inspections, enforcing standards, and maintaining a strong enforcement program. Before applying to be a new establishment, contact the Health Department about plan review requirements. 

There are many ways to get foodborne illness, but the most important aspect in food safety is the handler or worker. As a food worker, the easiest way to prevent foodborne illness is to educate yourself. You can take an online food worker card class here.

Millions of bacteria are naturally found in the environment we live in. Not all are pathogenic. When certain pathogens enter our food supply chain, they may cause illnesses. Most foodborne illnesses are preventable with simple reminders; cook food thoroughly and to the correct core temperature, clean hands and surfaces often, separate raw meats from ready-to-eat foods, chill and cool foods quickly, and DON’T work when you are sick.