Food Safety

Environmental Health personnel issue permits and conduct inspections for all retail food operations in Lake County. Inspectors routinely attend community events where food is sold to the public to ensure that vendors are adhering to minimum food safety standards. Inspectors investigate food-borne outbreaks and public complaints. Personnel provide new construction/remodel plan reviews in accordance with Cal Code (California Retail Food Code).

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Facilities


Food Facility Inspections
Food Facility Applications
Plan Check Guidelines
Guidelines & Information
Grease Traps & Interceptors
Cottage Foods Operations
Mobile Food Facilities
Temporary Food Events
Limited Service Charitable Feeding
Cal Code Water Systems

Community Food Production

Farm Stands and Community Food
Frequently Asked Questions AB 1990
California Small Farm Food Safety Guidelines

Certified Farmers Markets​

California Retail Food Code

California Retail Food Code
No Bare Hand Contact
No Bare Hand Contact - Spanish


Food Manager and Handler Requirements
California Food Handler Card Law
Senate Bill No. 303
Approved ANSI Sources for Certificate

Food Manager Test Locations
Food Safety Certificate Holder Letter

Resources for Food Recalls

FDA - Food & Drug Administration 

Consumer Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts
Safe Food Handling Practices
Controlling Food Allergens
Foodborne Pathogens and Illnesses

Service Animals

ADA Frequently Asked Questions
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements
ADA Business Brief
Commonly Asked Questions
ADA Service Animal Booklet 2014