Retail food safety is a primary concern for all Amador County residents and visitors. Everyone buys groceries, eats at restaurants, and enjoys a variety of food services provided by our local businesses. The goal of our food program is to protect and improve the health of consumers by assuring foods are pure, safe, and unadulterated. Department activities for this program include, but are not limited to:
Permitting and inspecting food facilities as defined in the California Retail Food Code (CalCode, Section 113789).
Reviewing construction plans and inspecting new and remodeled food facilities.
Investigating complaints regarding violations of the California Health & Safety Law including unsanitary
Investigating suspected food-borne illness cases.
Guidelines & Requirements
Retail Food Facilities
Temporary Food Facilities
Certified Farmer's Markets
Bed & Breakfast/Agricultural Homestay
Cottage Food Operations
AB 2432-Compliance with Cal Code for Incidental Sales of Pre-packaged Food that is NOT Potentially Hazardous
California Menu Labeling Requirements
Soft Serve Vendors Licensing - California Dept. of Food & Agriculture
A soft–serve license is required for anyone selling soft–serve ice cream, milk shakes or frozen yogurt. These manufactured products must be served directly in a semifrozen state, without packaging of any type, for consumption on the premises in or from rooms where food is served to the public (§33704(a), FAC).
Retail Food Facility Application
Commissary Verification Form
Special Event & Temporary Food Permit Application Packet
Cottage Food Permit Application and Cottage Food Operations SelfCertification Checklist
Information & Links
Water Contamination or Outage Guidelines
Handling Food During a Power Outage
Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals
The State of California Retail Food Code (CALCODE)
The State of California Health and Safety Code - see Division 104, Part 7, Chapters 1-13, regarding retail
food facility regulations."
Food Handling Guidelines for Temporary Food Stands-University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California Food Safety
Coliform Bacteria Water Sampling Fact Sheet for Cottage Food Operations Using a Private Water Supply