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Food Service Sanitation

Inspection and licensing program to ensure food service establishments maintain sanitary condition and follow safe food handling practices. Food service establishments (temporary and permanent) are required by law to be licensed. Food and/or waterborne illness investigations are also conducted. Concerns regarding the sanitation or food service practices of a particular establishment can be reported by calling  the following:

Branch County 517-279-9561 x 0106#
Hillsdale County 517-437-7395 x 0311#
St. Joseph County 269-273-2161 x 0233#

Michigan Food Law

Michigan's Food Law took effect on October 1, 2012.  The law adopts a modified 2009 FDA Model Food Code, portions of the 2009 FDA Model Shellfish Code, and various federal food processing codes and egg safety documents to provide national consistency for the food industry and assure Michigan's food safety laws are based on the best current science.  The Food Law is monitored and enforced by Michigan's 45 local health departments and the MDARDFor more information about the Food Law or to obtain a copy of the updated Food Law, visit www.michigan.gov/foodsafety.

Excellence in Food Service Sanitation

The Board of Health for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has approved revised Guidelines for the Certificate of Excellence Award for Foodservice Establishments.  The Board of Health has authorized that a Certificate of Excellence be awarded to a facility that has achieved an excellence rating in their foodservice sanitation, meeting the established guidelines for the award period.  The following establishments were awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

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Food Complaints

Food poisoning concerns and complaints of unsanitary practices at food service establishments can be made by calling the following:

Branch County 517-279-9561 x 0106#
Hillsdale County 517-437-7395 x 0311#
St. Joseph County 269-273-2161 x 0233#

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Michiganís Smoke Free Law

As of May 1, 2010, Michigan residents and visitors are now protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in all restaurants, bars and businesses (including hotels and motels), thanks to the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law.


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