About Custom Slaughterhouses
Specialized Food Services Program conducts routine and complaint inspections of food market retail facilities in association with custom slaughterers.
Area We Serve
Public Health is responsible for enforcing the California Retail Food Code in all of Los Angeles County except for those located in the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena and Vernon. Those cities have their own health departments that enforce the Code within their jurisdiction.
Custom Slaughterhouses are required to obtain a permit from the Department of Food and Agriculture Meat, Poultry, and Egg, Safety Branch. Public Health only inspect the retail portion of a custom slaughterhouse. If you are planning to open a new slaughterhouse, please contact Plan Check Program. There are many custom slaughterhouses that are in operation but Public Health do not inspect them because they do not have a retail portion.
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Report a Problem
If you encounter a problem at a specialized retail food services-related facility, or to report any public health issues, call the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Customer Call Center at (888) 700-9995. Telephone agents are available on Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, or File a Complaint Online.
Public Health will not ask you about your immigration status and you can file a report without giving your name.
For help with other employment issues, such as fair wages, breaks, and more, contact the California Labor Commissioner at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 450, Los Angeles 90013 or call (213) 620-6330. You will not be asked about your immigration status and interpreters are available to help you.