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Food Safety

The Oregon Health Authority Foodborne Illness Prevention Program works in partnership with local health departments, the food service industry, and the public to reduce or eliminate the known causes of foodborne illness. The program provides technical assistance, training, and education, coordinates rulemaking, and oversees the field inspection system and the Food Handler Card program. The program has adopted the 2009 FDA Food Code, which is based on the latest science regarding food safety practices. Go to our Food Sanitation Rules webpage for fact sheets and more information.

 2017 Solar Eclipse: Temporary Food Service

You must be licensed to provide food to the public.

  • Are you planning to set up food service outside your restaurant on the sidewalk or street?
  • Are you thinking of selling food from your home to eclipse viewers passing through?
  • Are you a food cart or truck from another jurisdiction that would like to operate in Oregon during the eclipse?

 Call your local County Environmental Health office with any questions and to get licensed.


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Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database allows you to search by year, state and pathogen to find different foodborne illnesses nationwide.


Recall and Alert Information

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is responsible for coordinating response to recalls throughout Oregon at the retail level.  See links below for recall and alert info for products and outbreaks at the federal and state level.

Common Questions

Food Safety Tips for the Public


Call your Local County Environmental Health Office

Get answers to your questions about licensure, food handler card classes and concerns/complaints about licensed restaurants in your area.


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