Food Service

The condensed definition of food service means any public or private establishments which prepare and serve meals, lunches, sandwiches, or other edible products. This term includes but is not limited to, restaurants, cafeterias, food carts, food trucks, and catering.

The purpose of the Food Service Inspection Program is to minimize potential food-borne illnesses. There are approximately 952 permitted food service establishments within the Southeast Health District. Each establishment is evaluated a minimum of twice per year. Food handling, proper storage, holding temperatures, proper cooking, and sanitation are some of the areas emphasized during the inspections. Food safety presentations and classes are also offered by the health departments.

Food and Tourist Accommodation Inspections

To access a specific county’s most current Food and Tourist Accommodation Inspections, please click here.

For more information, please see Rules and Regulations 511-6-1.