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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
Non-Profit Temporary Food Facility Guide
Certified Farmer's Markets
Mobile Food Facility Construction Guidelines
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 
FDA Partially-Hydrogenated Oil Facts
Cooking Equipment Exhaust Ventilation Exemption Guide
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).

Food Facility Application Packet
Retail Food Facility Application
Commissary Verification Form
Event Organizer Application Packet
Special Event & Temporary Food Permit Application Packet 
Cottage Food Permit Application and Cottage Food Operations SelfCertification Checklist
Mobile Food Facility Application Packet
Catering Facility Application Packet

Notices to Post
Facility Inspection Report Available For Review
Public Restroom Not Available 
No Animals Allowed 
Service Animals Only

Information & Links
Fee Schedule
Water Contamination or Outage Guidelines
Handling Food During a Power Outage
Service Animals
Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals
The State of California Retail Food Code (CALCODE)
University of California Food Safety
Coliform Bacteria Water Sampling Fact Sheet for Cottage Food Operations Using a Private Water Supply

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