Retail Food Industry Working Group

EMD hosts a working group of food facility owners, regulators and interested parties. This group is called the Retail Food Industry Working Group.

This group meets once a month to discuss food safety issues related to the retail food industry in Sacramento County. Currently the food industry group includes representatives from a variety of large and small businesses.

Group participants have the opportunity to receive information and provide input regarding new laws and proposed legislation that impact the retail food industry.  Participants are also encouraged to provide feedback about the EMD retail food inspection program and discuss issues pertaining to food safety.

Meetings are usually held third Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm at the EMD office:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA.95655

If you have questions, are interested in attending a meeting, or want to join the group, please contact Zarha Ruiz at (916) 876-7241 or by e mail RuizZ@SacCounty.net.

Meeting Agendas & Support Materials

Previous Meeting Agendas

​ Meeting Minutes & Handouts

Tuesday January 17, 2017
Tuesday November 15, 2016Calcode Updates for Industry
Tuesday October 18, 2016CalRecycle Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Tuesday September 20, 2016What is Norovirus
Tuesday August 16, 2016Food Truck Placarding
Tuesday July 19, 2016​Cancelled
Tuesday June 21, 2016
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Reasonable Care Under CA Retail Food Law
Tuesday April 19, 2016 Temperature Control Challenges and Solutions
Tuesday March 15, 2016 How to Get and Keep a Green
Tuesday February 19, 2016Managing Cockroaches in your facility
Tuesday January 19, 2016Retail Food Stormwater Inspections
Tuesday December 15, 2015FoodBorne Illness- Overview of Recent Outbreaks
Tuesday November 17, 2015Future of Waste Management
Tuesday, October 20, 2015​​Surviving the Health Inspection
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Awards of Excellence 2015

      Safe Serv Food Safety Month

Food Waste Fact Sheet

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

​​Food Borne Illness Investigations Overview and Carmel Apple Outbreak

​No meeting in July, summer recess.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Water Conservation Tips for Food Facilities

​Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOE Food Industry Seminar

Tuesday, April 21. 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Food Display and Sampling 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

5-Year Fee Ord 2015 Presentation 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

​ Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

​ Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 

Tuesday, December 10, 2014

​Next Meeting

Tuesday April 18, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This group now meets quarterly

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department

10590 Armstrong Ave

Mather, CA 95655