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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Food Hygiene

Environmental Health

The Department of Health works with food service establishments as defined by Florida Statute s.381.0072 to help ensure their products are not a source of food-borne illness. Generally, this includes food service operations located in institutional settings (such as schools, assisted living facilities, detention facilities, adult day cares, etc.), civic and fraternal organizations, bars and lounges that don't prepare foods, and theaters that limit their food service to items customarily served at theaters (such as beverages, popcorn, hot dogs and nachos). The codes and standards for food service establishments are found in Chapter 64E-11 (192 KB PDF), Florida Administrative Code.

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