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Food Safety for Retail Food Service Establishments

Restaurants, food stands and other places that prepare food for sale to the public must get a permit from the Health Department. These businesses are inspected 1 to 4 times per year, depending on the menu’s complexity and the various cooking, cooling, and reheating processes. The goal of each inspection is to identify and correct any conditions that might lead to food-borne illnesses.

COVID SAFETY PLAN RESOURCES

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Orange County Health Department fully supports the efforts and the benefits of this curriculum.  There are modules that focus training for re-opening and staying open safely for all businesses.  

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Orange County Health Department is always available to provide assistance when food service establishment employees need language services.  Operators can find recorded versions of training meetings in the following languages.

BURMESE

KAREN

MANDARIN

SPANISH

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FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED HERE (Recommended Door Signage)


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Establishment Excellence

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COVID Response: Establishments Obtaining Food Safety TAKE OUT and DELIVERY Certificates

During these stressful times, Orange County diners can rely on our establishments to provide the safest meals possible. The following list are establishments who voluntarily took safety training provided by Servsafe(R) for take out and delivery services.  Excellent!

Food Safety TAKE OUT and DELIVERY Certificates
The Debonair Chef
Mighty Mike’s 









Front of the House Food Safety Training

This distinction has been used to recognize retail food service establishments in Orange County who have participated in optional training or continuous quality improvement for food safety.  Establishment Excellence has been used to highlight establishments participating in Front of the House Food Safety Training.  The local training resource is a self-led booklet and video that focuses food safety education on the Front of the House employee actions that can make the difference between food and beverage that is safe or may be unsafe to consume.  

Link to the booklet

Link to the video (WORKS BEST WITH CHROME OR SAFARI)

Link to an optional pre-test

Link to a scoring post-test


Front of the House Food Safety Participants

Four-eleven WestTop of the Hill
Elmos DinerBartaco
LulasProvence
Cup of JoeFriday Centrer
Brixx PizzaBin 54
Hawthorne & WoodCoronato


Zero Waste

In 2020, Orange County Environmental Health will be recognizing establishment who participate in Zero Waste initiatives.  These may be working with Orange County Solid Waste or private contractors to reduce waste impacts from food service or institutional service.  The efforts can be new or on-going.    Check out Zero Waste here.  


Additional Food Safety Resources