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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, supports the statewide licensing and inspection system and oversees the Food Handler Card program. Go to our Food Sanitation Rules webpage for fact sheets and more information.

 Mobile Food Unit and Temporary Restaurant Rule Changes

The Oregon Health Authority is proposing changes to the Mobile Food Unit and Food Sanitation Rules (OAR 333-150 and 333-162) The mobile unit (food truck, food cart) industry has evolved significantly since the rules were last subject to a major revision in 1997. These draft rules were developed by a workgroup of industry and regulatory members to update the statewide standards. The significant changes to the rules are outlined on this document in English and Spanish, but are not the only changes to the mobile food unit standards.  Click here to read the complete draft rules.  Please note that new language is underlined and deleted language is indicated by a strikethrough
A public hearing has been scheduled to receive comments on the proposed rules on:
October 28, 2109 at 9am
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1E
Portland, Oregon 97232

Web Portal for Inspection Reports

The Oregon Health Authority has launched a new web portal that will allow people to easily find inspection reports for food, public pool and lodging facilities, such as restaurants, swimming pools and hotels across Oregon.

The portal is provided as part of a software update to the statewide licensing and inspection system. The site will show semi-annual, biennial and annual routine inspections as well as reinspections.  

**Please note that there is a 14-day lag from the date of inspection until it is shown on the website**


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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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