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> Berkeley Food Facility Program
Overview

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.



Notice on FDA Order Pertaining to Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs)

As of June 18, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) order pertaining to foods containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) will be effective and enforced. Alameda County Department of Environmental Health is notifying all the retail food facilities covered by this order of their compliance obligations. Please refer to the link below for more information regarding your responsibilities as a food facility owner/operator to ensure no foods containing PHOs are offered.


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Online Services
> Restaurant Inspection Results (map version)
> Restaurant and Mobile Food Facility Inspection Results (non map version and mobile device enabled)
> Submit a Foodborne Illness Complaint

Forms
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> Temporary Event Booth
Pre-inspection/Self Inspection Form
(PDF - 95kb)*
> Temporary Food Facility Permit or Catered Event Permit Application (PDF - 1mb)*
> Temporary Events Sponsor Application (PDF - 478kb)*
> Food Safety Certification Schedule and Registration: classes taught in English (PDF - 164kb)*
> Food Safety Certification Schedule and Registration: classes taught in Spanish (PDF - 308kb)*

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