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.
Food Service Facilities and COVID-19
Guidance on Governor Brown's Phased Reopening
Restaurant Guidance: Orders for Pick Up, Delivery and To Go
Restaurant Guidance: Restaurants Offering Raw or Bulk Food
COVID-19 and Food Safety
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Cleaning Tips for Restaurants, Food Carts and other Food Service Operations
Español / Spanish
اللغة العربية / Arabic
简体中文 / Simplified Chinese
繁體中文 / Traditional Chinese
Foosun Chuuk / Chuukese
Lus Hmoob / Hmong
Kajin Majol / Marshallese
Русский / Russian
Af Soomaali / Somali
Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese
New Rules - Enforcement of Executive Orders
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division, has adopted OAR 333-003-1000 thru 333-003-3040 to implement the Governor's Executive Orders issued as a result of a declaration of an emergency due to the public health threat posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Executive Orders include prohibitions on onsite consumption of food or drink unless the establishment operates in a county approved for Phase I, II, or III reopening and complies with Authority guidance. These rules provide the Authority with the ability to issue civil penalties and enforce the provisions of any Executive Order designated as a public health law, as long as the Executive Order is in effect. Please note that the requirements of these rules will expire when the Governor has terminated the Executive Order underlying the prohibition or requirement.
Temporary Rules - Exclusion of Workers with COVID-19
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has adopted temporary rules to exclude individuals with COVID-19 from attending or working in schools and children’s facilities, or from working in health care facilities or food service facilities (OAR 333-019-1000). These temporary rules are effective March 9, 2020 through September 4, 2020.
Mobile Food and Temporary Restaurant Rule Changes
The Foodborne Illness Prevention Program has adopted new
rules relating to mobile food units (food trucks and food carts) and temporary restaurants. The new rules went into effect on February 1, 2020. The new rules were developed by a workgroup consisting of industry and local health department members and update the standards for mobile food units, which have not been subject to a major revision since 1997. These new rules also expand on the types of food items that are exempt from regulation at temporary events if certain provisions are met to protect public health. A summary of the rule changes is available in
Spanish, but are not the only changes to the mobile food unit standards.
Plastic Straw Restriction Effective January 1, 2020
Senate Bill 90 was passed during the 2019 legislative session, which restricts food service establishments from providing plastic straws to customers unless they are specifically requested. A food service employee can only offer a plastic, single use straw to a customer if they are in/on their vehicle in the drive–thru. This restriction does not apply to health care facilities or residential care facilities that provide straws to patients or residents. For more information, please see our
Plastic Straws in Food Service Facilities fact sheet.
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**