Retail Food Safety

Butte County Environmental Health is responsible for inspecting approximately 1200 inventoried retail food facilities for compliance with State retail food laws. This includes restaurants, markets, bars, mini-marts, liquor stores, some vending machines, hot trucks, food carts, bed and breakfast facilities, caterers, and general retail stores that sell significant amounts of food. Inspections are done on a routine, follow-up, or complaint basis. Written inspection reports are issued to the owner/operator of the retail food facility. Current inspection reports can be viewed upon request at the food establishment or by visiting the Butte County Public Health website at www.buttecounty.net/publichealth. Those retail food facilities that meet minimum State standards are issued a Permit to Operate. In addition, temporary food facilities are also inspected at fairs and larger community events. Wholesale food establishments are inspected by State or Federal agencies. Butte County Environmental Health staff also review plans for new construction or remodels of food establishments. After plan review, site inspections are made to insure that food facilities are constructed so as to be in compliance with State retail food laws.

Butte County Environmental Health staff also review plans for new construction or remodels of food establishments. After plan review, site inspections are made to insure that food facilities are constructed so as to be in compliance with State retail food laws.

Food Facility Information

California Retail Food Code document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food Worker Certification

Food Manager Certification

Food Safety During Power Outages - Retail Jan 2012 document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food Safety During Power Outages - Private Homes Jan 2010 document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food Facility Inspection Reports April 2010 and newer

Food Facility Inspection Reports Archive (Reports older than April 2010)

Retail Food Security Guidance document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Guidance for School Food Authorities document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Smoke Free Outdoor Dining in Oroville and Chico document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Forms and Applications

Application for Permit to Operate A Food Establishment document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food Plan Check Application document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food Plan Check Resource Guide document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format

Food and Consumer Protection Links

FDA Consumer Advice and Publications

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

FDA Food Borne Illness Facts

FDA Food Risk Awareness and Understanding

Food Safety.gov - Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

Food Service Technology Center

International Association for Food Protection

Milestones in U.S. Food and Drug Law History

National Sanitation Foundation

California Dept. of Health Services - Food and Drug Branch

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)