South Central Public Health Inspectors make surprise visits to restaraunts, food trucks, and other temporary food vendors at least once a year. These inspections are important to make sure licensed food establishments are following the Idaho Food Code and won't get their customers sick. These inspectors will also make a surprise visit to a restaurant after a complaint from one of their customers.
Food-borne illness can develop anywhere from hours to days after eating food, depending on the pathogen. If you are concerned about health code violations in a restaurant, within south-central Idaho, let us know with an email or contact your local SCPHD office.
Environmental Health Specialists at SCPHD provide the following services to ensure food safety:
Enforce the state of Idaho Rules Governing Food Safety and Sanitation Standards.
Permit and inspect all regulated food establishments.
Review plans for new and remodeled food establishments.
Investigate complaints and take corrective and/or enforcement actions as necessary.
Provide consultative and educational services to food establishments.