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Food Safety for Retail Food Service Establishments

Restaurants, food stands and other places that prepare food for sale to the public must get a permit from the Health Department. These businesses are inspected 1 to 4 times per year, depending on the menu’s complexity and the various cooking, cooling, and reheating processes. The goal of each inspection is to identify and correct any conditions that might lead to food-borne illnesses.

NC FOOD CODE CHANGES

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021

FOODCODE CHANGES

Quick Reference of the Changes

NC FOOD CODE (ADOPTED 2021)

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

NEW INSPECTION SHEET

HOW INSPECTION SHEETS ARE MARKED

OCHD CHEAT SHEET FOR NC FOOD CODE NUMBERS


Changes that affect the Person in Charge

REQUIREMENTS OF THE MANAGEMENT

2017 FDA ANNEX FOR CHAPTER 3


Employee Health Policy

FDA EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND PERSONAL HEALTH HANDBOOK 2017

NEW EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY (ENGLISH)

NEW EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY (SPANISH)

NEW EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY (BURMESE)

NEW DECISION GUIDE

EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY HANDOUT/ POSTER (NCFD)

Vomit and Diarrhea Cleanup Kitseh_april2019_vomit_117

OCHD VOMIT/ DIARRHEA CLEAN UP PLACARD

SAMPLE VOMIT/ DIARRHEA CLEAN UP PLAN (NCDHHS)

VOMIT/ DIARRHEA CLEAN UP (NCDHHS)

VOMIT/ DIARRHEA POSTER (NCFD DOC)




What's New with Allergen Control

ALLERGEN HANDOUT/ POSTER (NCDHHS)


FAQ's

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JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021, 5PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021, 2PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021, 10AM

Email vhudson@orangecountync.gov for link(s) to the meeting.


COVID SAFETY PLAN RESOURCES

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Orange County Health Department fully supports the efforts and the benefits of this curriculum.  There are modules that focus training for re-opening and staying open safely for all businesses.  

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Orange County Health Department is always available to provide assistance when food service establishment employees need language services.  Operators can find recorded versions of training meetings in the following languages.

BURMESE

KAREN

MANDARIN

SPANISH

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Orange County Quick Links



Front of the House Food Safety Training

This distinction has been used to recognize retail food service establishments in Orange County who have participated in optional training or continuous quality improvement for food safety.  Establishment Excellence has been used to highlight establishments participating in Front of the House Food Safety Training.  The local training resource is a self-led booklet and video that focuses food safety education on the Front of the House employee actions that can make the difference between food and beverage that is safe or may be unsafe to consume.  

Link to the booklet

Link to the video (WORKS BEST WITH CHROME OR SAFARI)

Link to an optional pre-test

Link to a scoring post-test


Zero Waste

In 2020, Orange County Environmental Health will be recognizing establishment who participate in Zero Waste initiatives.  These may be working with Orange County Solid Waste or private contractors to reduce waste impacts from food service or institutional service.  The efforts can be new or on-going.    Check out Zero Waste here.  


Additional Food Safety Resources