The food safety program monitors all retail food facilities in the county (excluding the City of Berkeley) to ensure a safe and wholesome food supply for the public. Food facilities include restaurants, markets, bakeries, liquor stores, bars, certified farmers' market, food service at fairs and festivals, catering trucks, hot dog carts, ice cream trucks, produce vehicles, and food vending machines.
Foodborne Illness Complaints
To report a suspected foodborne illness, click here. Please enter your contact information and the nature of your complaint so that we may process your request.
The food program conducts routine and follow-up inspections, investigates complaints and suspected foodborne illnesses, carries-out food recalls, conducts multi-lingual food safety classes, conducts plan reviews for new and remodeled facilities, and issues permits.
We also offer food safety certification classes in English or in Spanish to assist food operators and managers in complying with the statewide legislation requirement for Food Safety Certification.
Hepatitis A Guidelines
PREVENT HEPATITIS A...Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Proper CLEANING AND DISINFECTION of facilities can help prevent the spread of this disease.
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