Retail Food Industry Working Group welcomes participants in the food industry
Click on the
Retail Food Industry Working Group page for more group information, including how to join and current meeting agendas.
EMD 2013 Food Protection Newsletter Now Available
Environmental Health newsletter contains a variety of useful information and tips for Sacramento County Food Facility operators.
EMD now takes VISA for payment
EMD now accepts VISA credit & debit cards for
payment of all department fees in addition to Discover, Mastercard, American Express and electronic checks.
Hazardous Materials Business Plan Electronic Reporting
Electronic Reporting for Hazardous Materials Business Plans is here! Visit the
Electronic Reporting information page for the latest information!
Hazardous Waste Generators Information
Important information for Hazardous Waste Generators about the 2012 ID Number Verification Questionnaire and Manifest Fee Assessments sent by DTSC.
Safe Body Art Program
To comply with California’s new Safe Body Art law, EMD is implementing a new Safe Body Art program. On March 29, 2012, EMD held a Body Art Industry Fee Workshop to present program services and proposed fees which are scheduled to begin July 1, 2012.
View the workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Updated "How to Get A Green Placard" Videos Available on-line!
Now available in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese. All Sacramento County Retail food facilities are issued a posted placard with the most recent food inspection results, and a Green (Pass) placard is the goal.
View the videos for tips about achieving and maintaining a Green Placard at your business.
California Food Handler Card requirements
SB602 and 303 Food Handler Card FAQs. Click
here for list of approved providers. (Updated 03/28/2012.) For more detailed information please visit the
CCDEH Food Handler Card website.
Beware of Fake Inspectors!
Beware of con artists posing as health inspectors. Environmental Health inspectors carry photo identification at all times. They do not call to make appointments for inspections, do not collect money on site, and do not normally conduct night inspections. If you are unsure about an inspector, call us at
916-875-8440 for verification. View
12/16/10 News Release
Abandoned Well Identification Project Now in Progress!
EMD is asking for your help in identifying abandoned wells in Sacramento County. Visit the
Abandoned Wells Program page for more information.
USDA Well Destruction Video Updated 01/25/2012
EMD Environmental Health provides Food Safety Education classes for food service employees in 7 different languages. This class covers the basic principles of food safety, including time/temperature control, personal hygiene, food contamination and facility sanitation. For more information and the schedule please visit
EMD Food Safety Education.
Disaster Response Information
Steps to take if your business is interrupted by an earthquake, flood, fire or accidental Hazardous Materials release.
Compliance Assistance Bulletins
Information to help business owners and operators comply with the regulations that apply to your business.
How to Get a Green Placard Videos on-line
View a video that shows how to obtain - and keep a Green Placard for your retail food business.
Public Record and File Review Requests
Details about how to request documents for facilities that EMD regulates.