The purpose of this Environmental Health Program is to detect and
prevent disease caused by natural and man-made factors in the environment.
The program is part of the States public health mission and includes the following key functions.
Food Hygiene and Community Sanitation
- Investigation of food illness complaints
Persons experiencing illness which they believe to be related to food they may have eaten can contact their local Environmental Health office. Often
times the investigation will be conducted in conjunction with the PBCHD Epidemiology Division and other State agencies (Department of Agriculture, Department of Professional & Business
Investigation of sanitary nuisances and monitoring of public sewer connections
Some of the sanitary nuisances investigated include: standing water which may breed mosquitoes, failed drain fields which can result in raw sewage on
the ground, and illegal dumping or accumulation of garbage which often becomes a harborage for rodents and other pests.
Regular Environmental Health inspections
facilities inspected include migrant labor housing sites, mobile home parks, public schools, public swimming pool facilities, bars, lounges, and fraternal organizations.
Food Hygiene License Applications/Guides
State of Florida Food Hygiene and Group
Care Statutes and Rules