Food Safety

Thinking of trying a new restaurant?  Wondering if that neighborhood restaurant made the grade on their last inspection?  Then before you go out to eat, click on the link below, enter the restaurant name and just see how they scored!

Restaurant Inspection Scores

Learn more about how scores are calculated here.


Food TruckFood Trucks Getting Inspection Placards

Food trucks that operate in Louisville will be included in the Department of Public Health and Wellness’ ABC Food Placard Program. 

“The number of food trucks operating in our city has grown rapidly over the last few years. They have increased the food choices that consumers have available,” said Matt Rhodes, deputy director of the Department of Public Health and Wellness. “The food truck inspection placards will give consumers a new tool to make informed choices. Many food truck operators have been asking for this.”  Click here for more information.


 
       Register here for Food and Safety email alerts.


Please click below to see the most significant product actions over the last five years based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk. On the FDA website you will find a listing of FDA and industry press releases regarding the product recalls.  

Food Recalls and Safety Alerts


Food Service Permit Requirements

There are requirements that must be met before a food establishment permit can be issued.  

Click Here for a listing of those requirements and application.


Street Vendor Information

Do you want to sell food to the public but you do not have a restaurant?

Click Here for more information. 


Food Service Managers Certification 

A certified food service manager and/or food service employee is required to be on duty whenever the food service establishment is open for business or preparing food.  All food service establishments are required to post the certificates issued by the Board of Health. 

Effective February 1, 2011 the fee for the Certified Food Service Manager Course will increase from $25.00 to $35.00 per person. The retest fee will increase from $13.00 to $15.00 per test. The fee adjustment is due to increase costs associated with the food safety certification program.

Click Here for a explanation of the process and an application. 


Educational Opportunities - Food Safety In-Service 

Establishments can request a staff member from the Food Safety & Protection Program to come to their facility and provide training on Food Safety best practices.  Our goal is to assist an operator with the education of their food service workers, and enhance our community’s understanding and implementation of food safety practices. A Food Hygiene representative will review the requirement of the food code as it applies to your business, and highlight the critical violations that represent the highest risk factors that cause foodborne illness. This service is free and lasts approximately one hour. Please call 574-6557 today to schedule your Food Safety In-Service. 


Food Safety at Home

Prepare by stocking up on the basic food safety items you need using a Food Safety Shopping List. 

From kitchen clean-up to leftover storage, this list ensures you will be fully stocked to Fight BAC!® and keep your family and visitors food safe. 

Oh no, I lost power! Click here to find out what to do about your food!

Visit www.holidayfoodsafety.org today to start planning! 


Sushi Preparation Guidance

Click here to view the guide.