Consumer Food Protection
The staff in the Food Protection Program perform inspections of over 4,000 retail food facilities in Ventura County that serve or sell food to the public. Inspections are conducted to ensure that food facilities are maintained and the food service operators are trained in safe food handling practices according to the California Retail Food Code. The food provided must be free from contamination, properly labeled, and stored and prepared under conditions that are safe, clean, and sanitary.
Food Protection Program staff also investigate public complaints related to retail food facilities and any suspected cases of foodborne illness. If you have a complaint about a retail food facility, click on the link below to file a complaint.
State law requires that inspectors of retail food facilities be Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Click here for more information about the registration process.
- Fraud Alert for Restaurant Owners
- 2016 California Retail Food Code
- VC SafeDiner App for smart phones
- Produce Stand Informaton
- Animals in Food Facilities
- Cottage Food Information and Applications
- Organized Camp Regulations - PDF
WEST COUNTY OFFICE
Ojai, Ventura, El Rio, Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru
Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme and Camarillo
EAST COUNTY OFFICE
Moorpark, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake
Food Facility Construction/Remodel
805 477-7246 805 654-3962 805 648-9210
Temporary Food Facilities at Community Events
805 654-2431 805 654-2647
Certified Farmer's Markets
Mobile Food Facilities
Betty Huff - West County Office
Doug Beach - East County Office