Food service establishments are defined as establishments used in the preparation, manufacturing or processing, and service of meals, lunches, short orders, sandwiches, frozen desserts, or other edible products. Health inspectors are responsible for the regulation of establishments where food is served to the public.
Visitors and citizens often frequent the 4,700 restaurants in Fulton County and enjoy the cuisine without a thought of becoming ill. This possibility is greatly reduced because all food service establishments (restaurants) in Fulton County are permitted and inspected by our staff. Plans of all new establishments are reviewed and approved per the regulation requirements. Inspections assure proper sanitation practices that minimize hazards from cross contamination, improper cooking, handling and temperature maintenance of foods, potable water contamination, improper garbage and refuse disposal and poor insect and rodent control. Staff investigate complaints concerning improper practices in food handling could lead to foodborne illnesses. All food service establishments must have a valid permit, proof of residency and a current license from this department to operate.
To find out more about the key revisions to the newly adopted food code and see the frequently asked questions, please use the link below: http://dph.georgia.gov/divisions-programs
Please link to the Restaurant/Food Establishment Inspections ¬†for answers to frequently asked questions about the 2009 food code.