Center for Food Protection


To protect and promote public health and prevent disease by assuring the safety and quality of the food supply.

What We Do

  • Inspect, review plans and license food establishments including schools
  • Investigate illness complaints and foodborne disease outbreaks
  • Provide 24-hour emergency coverage for fires, accidents and natural disasters involving food products
  • Protect against consumer fraud related to food
  • Develop assisted living food standards
  • Certify food managers
  • Monitor water quality at beach and bathing areas

Programs Within

Food Safety Manager Certification

Dairy Industry Program

Shellfish Inspection Program