About Micro Markets

There is an exciting new concept in food service. Environmental Health works with industry to understand and adapt to the rapidly changing face of the food industry. One of these recent changes is the new concept of "Micro Markets".

A micro market is an unattended, self-checkout food facility located inside of an enclosed building and available to a known group of employees at their work location. Employees can access prepackaged food directly and then pay for their selection at a kiosk.

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.

Business Information and Documents

Micro Markets Related Documents

Since micro markets have similar layouts, business owners can have a "standard plan" approved by our Plan Check Program and use that plan for future micro markets at other business locations. When using an approved standard plan, the business owner can apply for the permit directly to our Specialized Food Services Program.

Please refer to the Micro Markets: Guidelines and Standard Plan Approval and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for more details.

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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.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tel: (626) 430-5421
Fax: (626) 813-3017

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Environmental Health
Specialized Food Services Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706-1423