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Food Safety and Sanitation Program
Phone:  321.633.2100, option 4

The Environmental Health staff ensures that food establishments regulated by the Florida Department of Health - Brevard County are operated in accordance with applicable regulations and in a safe and sanitary manner to minimize the occurrence of foodborne illness.  Inspections of food service establishments include facilities such as:

  • adult day care centers

  • assisted living facilities

  • bars/lounges that do not serve food

  • civic/fraternal organizations

  • detention facilities

  • movie theaters

  • public and private schools

Food establishments under the jurisdiction of the Florida Deparment of Health are required to have a certified food manager unless exempted by statute.  For more information on manager certification requirements and/or how to become a certified food manager, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/food-safety-and-sanitation/food-manager.html.

 

Restaurants, mobile food vehicles, and caterers not located at or within the the facilities listed in Section 381.0072, Florida Statutes (F.S.) are licensed and inspected by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Hotels and Restaurants.  For more information on these facilities, please visit http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr

 

Grocery stores and food processors, or convenience stores not located at or within the the facilities listed in Section 381.0072, F.S. are licensed and inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety.  For more information on these facilities, please visit http://www.freshfromflorida.com/fs.

 

Each year thousands of people become ill following the ingestion of contaminated or unwholesome food.  The need to prevent food related illness by regulating the sanitary practices of food establishments is therefore an important part of the environmental health program.  If you feel that you have experienced a food related illness, please contact our office at 321.633.2100, option 4, or complete the Florida Department of Health's Online Food and Waterborne Illness Complaint Form.

 

Please review the latest facility inspection data completed by the Florida Department of Health - Brevard County for the food safety and sanitation program.

 

Permit and Licensing Information

  • Opening a new food facility, reopening a closed facility, remodeling an existing facility (under certain circumstances), or converting the type of food establishment/changing the level of food service provided requires a plan review.  Complete the Florida Department of Health - Brevard County Food Establishment Plan Review Guide and submit it with plans, supporting documents and fee for department review (details provided within the Plan Review Guide).  Plan review approval and a Sanitation Certificate must be obtained prior to initial operation.

  • Change of ownership without any changes to a facility may be completed by filing an Application for a Sanitation Certificate.  Call Environmental Health Services at 321.633.2100 for appropriate fee amounts.

 

Alcoholic Beverage Paperwork Approval

  • In order for Environmental Health to sign the appropriate section of your alcoholic beverage license application, the establishment must first pass inspection by meeting all state sanitary requirements.  It is important to note that this office can only sign beverage papers for facilities that are under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Health located in Brevard County.

 

Temporary Food Service Events

  • Sponsors of Temporary Food Service Events that take place on properties regulated by Environmental Health Services should complete the Temporary Food Service Event Sponsor Notification Form and forward it to the department for review with applicable fees (fee information located on form).  Event sponsors are responsible for notifying all food vendors of the temporary food service requirements.  Please also review the Food Safety at Temporary Events brochure for more information.

  • Individual Food Vendor or Booths operating at Temporary Food Service Events that take place on properties regulated by Environmental Health Services should complete the Temporary Food Service Event Vendor/Booth Notification Form and forward it to the department for review with applicable fees (fee information located on form).  Vendors/booths are required to comply with applicable food service requirements in accordance with Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  Please also review the Food Safety at Temporary Events brochure for more information.

 

The Department of Business & Professional Regulation regulates temporary food service events on all other types of properties (those not regulated by the Florida Department of Health - Brevard County) within Brevard County.  Contact the DBPR at 850.487.1395 or go to http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr for more information.


For more information on food facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health in the State of Florida, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/food-safety-and-sanitation/index.html

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