Health Information for Businesses that Serve Food

All businesses that serve food are expected and required to keep that food safe. These businesses are diverse and include: restaurants, caterers, retail food establishments, cafeteria, healthcare and residential facilities. Though the licensing requirements vary all business must ensure that:

  • Hot foods are kept hot;
  • Cold foods are kept cold;
  • Food equipment, particularly meat slicers, are kept clean;
  • Food handlers practice good hygiene;
  • Food handlers that have symptoms of norovirus must stay home from work until symptoms have stopped for at least two days more;
  • Food Safety Managers are trained, hired and retained as required; more
  • Food-related illnesses are reported to the Health Department.