Safe Practices using your Rainwater Collection Systems
We recommend the following safety guidelines when installing and using your rainwater collection system click here for more details.
Food Facilities and Service Animals
The California Retail Food Code (CalCode) does not allow live animals in a food facility. There are exceptions for dogs that are service animals. View the
Service Animal Handout for details about when service animals are allowed in food facilities.
Food Safety Awards of Excellence Announced for 2014
Check to see if your favorite restaurant or food facility is on the list. Lists available by business name or by zip code/address Visit the
Food Safety Awards of Excellence page for complete details.
New Cottage Food Law Takes Effect January 1, 2013!
This law allows certain non-potentially hazardous foods to be made in a private home and sold directly to consumers or restaurants and markets. See the
Cottage Food Program page for details and registration forms.
Home Kitchen Survey Now Available!
In time for the five-year anniversary of the Green-Yellow-Red Placard program in Sacramento County, EMD now has the
Home Kitchen Self-Inspection Survey available. Take a few minutes to answer the questions and find out if your food preparation at home gets a Green placard.
New food inspection website now available designed for mobile devices.
https://emdinspections.saccounty.net/food.aspx with your smart phone or tablet and view the inspection results for the food facilities in your immediate area! Visit EMD's new
mobile web & app page for more information.
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
View latest recalls and retail food alerts
Review recipients from most recent awards.