Messages to Food Businesses
Annual Invoicing Has Been Deferred Until September 30, 2021
Invoices for FY21-22 health permit/license will be mailed with an invoice due date of September 30, 2021.
Updated: 2021-07-29 Full Announcement >>
Smoke Free Outdoor Dining
Smoke Free Outdoor Dining
County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed amendments to strengthen smoke-free environments.
Updated: 2019-03-26 Full Announcement >>
Beware: Health Inspector Imposters
Scam artists posing as health inspectors are targeting restaurants across Los Angeles County trying to gain financial advantage by manipulating food facility owners.
Updated: 2018-09-01 Full Announcement >>
About Food Businesses
As found in California Retail Food Code excerpt from the California Health and Safety Code, Article 2, Section 113789:
"Food facility" means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption at the retail level, including, but not limited to, the following:
- An operation where food is consumed on or off the premises, regardless of whether there is a charge for the food.
- Any place used in conjunction with the operations described in this subdivision, including, but not limited to, storage facilities for food-related utensils, equipment, and materials.
Types of Food Businesses
"Food facility" includes permanent and nonpermanent food facilities, including, but not limited to, the following:
Food Industry Support
Report Foodborne Illnesses
To report a foodborne illness, please visit the Foodborne Illness Complaint page.
What is not a "Food Facility"?
"Food facility" does not include any of the following:
- A cooperative arrangement wherein no permanent facilities are used for storing or handling food.
- A private home.
- A church, private club, or other nonprofit association that gives or sells food to its members and guests, and not to the general public, at an event that occurs not more than three days in any 90-day period.
- A for-profit entity that gives or sells food at an event that occurs not more than three days in a 90-day period for the benefit of a nonprofit association, if the for-profit entity receives no monetary benefit, other than that resulting from recognition from participating in an event.
- Premises set aside for wine tasting, as that term is used in Section 23356.1 of the Business and Professions Code and in the regulations adopted pursuant to that section, if no food or beverage is offered for sale for onsite consumption.
- Premises operated by a producer, selling or offering for sale only whole produce grown by the producer, or shell eggs, or both, provided the sales are conducted on premises controlled by the producer.
- A commercial food processing plant as defined in Section 111955.
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