Consumer Food Program

Fresno County Environmental Health Division's inspection reports are now available online at

The Consumer Food Program is responsible for regulating the operation of approximately 4,600 retail food facilities in Fresno County. Consumer Food Program activities include the:

  • Permitting and inspecting retail food businesses including restaurants, markets, school cafeterias, bakeries, bars, mobile food vendors, and special event food booths.
  • Review of construction plans and inspections of new and remodeled food facilities.
  • Investigation of complaints regarding violations of the California Retail Food Code including unsanitary conditions.
  • Investigation of suspected foodborne illnesses.

SB 972: California Retail Food Code

California Senate Bill 972 (SB 972) chaptered in September 2022 changes the California Retail Food Code by establishing a new Chapter in the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) titled “Compact Mobile Food Operations.” These changes were intended to promote economic inclusion while modernizing the CRFC so that sidewalk food vendors can obtain a permit and join the regulated vending economy.

Full details of the bill can be found at the link below.


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California Food Handler Card Information(PDF, 195KB)

Staff conducts over 11,000 routine inspections yearly. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that the facilities are operating in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Health and Safety Code for the protection of the public health and safety.

The California Retail Food Code or CalCode,(PDF, 2MB) is an excerpt from the California Health and Safety Code that specifies the regulations and standards that must be met by the retail food facilities.

Location: 1221 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor
Mailing Address: PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867 
Phone: (559) 600-3357
Fax: (559) 455-4646 


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)