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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. 

Fact Sheets for Operators Available in 18 Languages   

Go to our Food Sanitation Rules webpage for fact sheets and more information.

Notice of Proposed Permanent Rulemaking – OAR 333-150-0000 – Food Sanitation Rules - Amendment of rules relating to refilling customer containers (SB 545, 2023)

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend OAR 333-150-0000 relating to food service establishments. These proposed rules implement provisions of Senate Bill (SB) 545 (Oregon Laws 2023, chapter 74), which direct OHA to adopt rules allowing restaurants to allow consumers to fill consumer-owned containers with food.  These rules are permissive and it is not required for food service facilities to accept consumer containers for refilling.  

You are invited to review and comment on the proposed rules.

If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held on May 23, 2024, at 10:00 AM PDT via video/phone conference using Microsoft Teams.  To provide oral testimony during this hearing, please contact  to sign-up and receive the link for the Microsoft Teams video conference via calendar appointment. Alternatively, you may dial 971-277-2343, phone conference ID 424 763 696# for audio only.You may also join by video conference by clicking on the “Meeting URL" link in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under “Remote Meeting Details".

You may also file written comments before 5:00 P.M. PDT on May 23, 2024, by e-mailing them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at

Written comments may also be sent by regular mail and must be postmarked by 5:00 P.M. PDT on May 23, 2024. Please mail comments to:

    OHA, Public Health Division

    Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator

    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

    Portland, Oregon 97232

You may also send comments by fax to: (971) 673-1299.

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments. For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, including the Statements of Need and Fiscal and Racial Equity Impacts, and the full text of the proposed rules

If you have any questions or would prefer to be sent a hard copy, please send an email to

Document accessibility: For individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak a language other than English, OHA can provide information in alternate formats such as translations, large print, or braille. Contact the Public Health Division at 971-673-1222, 711 TTY or

Web Portal for Inspection Reports

Notice:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be gaps in inspection data from early 2020 through 2022 as Environmental Health Departments across Oregon supported their offices in managing the pandemic response.  

We have completed a statewide rollout of updated software to allow county offices to better serve the licensed facility operators in Oregon.  With this update, we now have a new look to our web portal showing inspection reports for food, public pool and lodging facilities, such as restaurants, swimming pools and hotels across Oregon.

The site shows 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**

Mobile Food Unit Rule Changes

Please visit our Mobile Food Unit-specific page for more information.

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Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

The National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) 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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