The Food Safety Program is designed to prevent the transmission of disease and hazards from food products prepared for human consumption. This program works to ensure food safety through proper handling of food in compliance with the Indiana Food Code. The Health Department Food Section conducts inspections, plan reviews, investigations, surveys, and educational activities for restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food service units, school cafeterias, and temporary food stands throughout Vanderburgh County.
Food related complaints, questions, food permits, and plan review, should be directed to (812) 435-5695, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
**** Find summaries of our Food Inspection Reports in the Courier & Press newspaper on Wednesday each week, and on the WFIE Chanel 14 TV station website.
Permits: Food permits are issued for a calendar year, and must be renewed by March 1st of each year to avoid a late fee.
Note: Plan Review and Inspections are required for new facilities, remodeling and for any change in ownership of an existing facility. You must contact the Food Section of the Health Department for Plan Review and Inspection prior to applying for a food permit. (812) 435-5695.
Food Permit Applications: CLICK HERE
Certification Training Classes for Food Service Employees. CLICK HERE for information.
Grease Trap/Interceptor information: The following information regarding grease traps/interceptors is for all food facilities in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. This is not all inclusive but the information will help answer some questions about the requirements for grease traps in food establishments and food markets.
Indiana State Department of Health, Retail Food Information. CLICK HERE
Indiana Food Code 410 IAC 7-24. Sanitary Standards for the operation of a Retail Food Establishment. CLICK HERE to access food code.
FDA Main Website
FDA Food Safety Language and Oral Culture Learning material
Food recalls and advisories. CLICK HERE to view current and past recalls.
FOOD SAFETY DURING POWER OUTAGES
CLICK HERE for information and guidance.