BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM

Our goal is to ensure the food sold or served in the City of Long Beach is safe, wholesome, properly labeled, and produced under sanitary conditions. Environmental Health Specialists under this program are tasked to:

  • Permit and inspect food facilities
  • Enforce state and local food safety regulations
  • Review plans and perform construction progress
  • Investigate public complaints related to food facilities
  • Focus on the education of food handlers and operators
  • Stress prevention of foodborne illnesses

RETAIL FOOD FACILITIES

Retail food facilities include but are not limited to restaurants, markets, bakeries, bars, cafeterias, meat and fish processors, coffee shops, and convenience stores.

❍  MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES

Mobile food facilities include trucks, carts,
and vending machines.

❍  TEMPORARY FOOD FACILITIES

Temporary food facilities are those operating during a community special event.

❍  PLAN CHECK

Any new, remodel, or changes made to a food
facility requires plan and specification submittal for review and approval prior to beginning construction.

❍  COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION

Manufacturing and sale of specific low-risk food products from a private home.
 

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