The Department of Health works with food operations located in:
Assisted living facilities
Adult day cares
Civic and fraternal organizations
Bars and lounges that don’t prepare foods
Theaters that limit their food service to items such as beverages, popcorn, hot dogs and nachos.
The Department of Health does not regulate restaurants. Most restaurants in Florida are licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You can contact them at 850-487-1395.
The Department of Health does not work with food service facilities in hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, many group homes, and churches and other not-for-profit religious organizations.
For information regarding child care facilities, please contact the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Most grocery stores and convenience stores in Florida are permitted by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
If you are trying to make a complaint about the cleanliness, employee practices, or sanitation of a food establishment, please visit How to Report a Problem with Food in Florida.Food Safety and Sanitation page.