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Food Hygiene

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Environmental Health

Food Hygiene Program 

It is the responsibility of Environmental Health to ensure that food service establishments regulated by the division are operated in a safe and sanitary manner to minimize the occurrence of food-related illnesses.

Environmental Health licenses and inspects food service operations in institutional and other facilities.


Food Facilities Included 

  • Adult Day Cares
  • Afterschool Meal Programs
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Child Caring Agencies
  • Civic Organizations
  • Crisis Stabilization Units
  • Detention Facilities
  • Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • Hospices
  • Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Movie Theaters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private/Public Schools
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Short Term Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Transitional Living Facilities


Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides the required Chapter 66 Food Service Managers training for all Pinellas County licensed facilities. Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County also offiers food service employee training in the following:

  • Food Service Managers courses are offered 2-3 times annually, call 727-538-7277 for class availability. Cost for managers course is $50.00 per person.
  • Food Service Workers course is performed at your location, call 727-538-7277 to arrange for class. Cost is $10.00 per person.

Services Provided 

  • Plan Review / Licensing
  • Regulation / Inspection
  • Complaint investigations
  • Manager and Employee Trainings
  • Technical Assistance for New and Existing Establishments

Frequently Asked Questions 

Inspection Reports 

Follow instructions to view Inspection Reports.