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Food Safety Program

> Overview
> Restaurant Grading System
>Placard Grading Policy and Procedures
> Restaurant Inspection Results
>California Retail Food Code (Cal Code)
>Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Laws
>California Food Handler Card Law
> Plan Check Documents
> Temporary Events
> Mobile Food Facilities
>Mobile Food Placarding Information
Related Links
> CCDEH Food Documents
> Health Safety Notices
> Safe Food Handling
> Cross-Contamination Issues
> Proper Hand Washing
> Cooking Temperatures
> Handling Take-Out/Leftovers
> Berkeley Food Facility Program
Restaurant Grading System

Green, Yellow and Red - those are the colors of the placards that will be posted at Alameda County retail food facilities (excluding City of Berkeley) effective July 1, 2012. The grading system is the latest enhancement to the Department's food safety program and will eventually impact the over 6000 food facilities in the County.

Pass (green), Conditional Pass (yellow), and Closed (red) placards will rank the food safety status of food facilities inspected after July 1, 2012. Initially, foodservice operations at restaurants, school cafeterias, healthcare facilities, commissaries, supermarkets and bakeries will receive placards after a routine inspection is conducted. Mobile food and prepackaged facilities will be posted later in the year. The placards are to be posted at or near the entrance of the facility in public view.

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Online Services
> Restaurant Inspection Results (map version)
> Restaurant and Mobile Food Facility Inspection Results (non map version and mobile device enabled)
> Submit a Foodborne Illness Complaint

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> Temporary Event Booth
Pre-inspection/Self Inspection Form
(PDF - 95kb)*
> Temporary Food Facility Permit or Catered Event Permit Application (PDF - 1mb)*
> Temporary Events Sponsor Application (PDF - 478kb)*
> Food Safety Certification Schedule and Registration: classes taught in English (PDF - 164kb)*
> Food Safety Certification Schedule and Registration: classes taught in Spanish (PDF - 308kb)*

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