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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
Placard Grading Policy and Procedures

The Grading System document for Retail Food Facilities provides information to the food service operator on all matters related to the Official Inspection Report form (OIR), the grading system, the retail food inspection process, and common terminology utilized by the Environmental Protection Division's Food Program. The document serves not only as a reference manual but also an educational tool to assist the food service operator in self-assessments using the same criteria currently in use by the Food Program.

The OIR is used both to document violations observed in a food facility and to calculate the final score based on compliance with State law. The document provides detailed information on each violation category found in the OIR along with examples of violations that may be identified in each respective category. In addition, the document contains pertinent sections of the California Retail Food Code (CalCode) as well as procedures/corrective actions to assist in compliance.

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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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