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County of Madera

California

Food Safety & Consumer Protection

The Food Safety and Consumer Protection Program consists of the following elements:

  • Retail Food Facilities and Operations
  • Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
  • Truth in Labeling, Food borne Illness, etc.
  • Food Facility Plan Check and Construction
  • Food Safety Education
  • State Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch
  • California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law of the Health and Safety Code. The purpose of this program is to assure that food provided for human consumption is wholesome, properly labeled, advertised, and produced under conditions and practices, which are safe, sanitary, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. California Retail Food Code (Cal Code) (revised October 11, 2011).
  • California Retail Food Code (Cal Code) has completely replaced the state’s current food law (CURFFL) on July 1, 2007.
  • Click here to see Food Facility Inspection Grading (Pilot Facilities only)


I WOULD LIKE TO SELL OR GIVE AWAY FOOD/DRINKS...... DO I NEED A HEALTH PERMIT?

If you have any questions, please contact us at (559) 675-7823.

"FOOD FACILITY"


 

This category includes, but is not limited to:
Restaurants, bars, bed & breakfasts, wineries, markets, and liquor stores.


 

Food Safety Certification Required if unpackaged food is sold or given away.

ANNUAL PERMIT REQUIRED

"MOBILE FOOD FACILITY"


 

This category includes, but is not limited to:
 Lunch wagon, hot dog cart, ice cream vehicles, push carts


 

Must operate out of an approved commissary

Food Safety Certification Required

ANNUAL PERMIT REQUIRED

"COMMUNITY EVENTS"


 

This category includes but not limited to:
Food booth, concession trailer, farmer’s market & swap meets.


 

Temporary Food Facilities can only operate at Community Events

EVENT PERMIT REQUIRED

CERTIFIED FARMER’S MARKET/SWAPMEET


 

This category includes but not limited to:
Mobile food facility, produce, certified grower, prepackaged, & dried ingredient.


 

Mobile food facility need annual health permit.

EVENT PERMIT REQUIRED

If you will be building or remodeling a food facility, then we will need to review and approve construction plans before you begin construction. Please see Plan Review Construction Guidelines for fixed facilities.

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Environmental Health
200 W 4th Street, 3rd Floor
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7823
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General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311