Have fun at the California State Fair knowing Sacramento County Environmental Management Department inspectors are making sure the operators of the 160+ food stands are preparing those corn dogs, funnel cakes and snow cones using safe food practices.
Media opportunity: County health inspectors will be onsite at Cal Expo to conduct opening day food booth inspections.
When: Friday, July 8, 2016 – between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento
- Please check in at Media Center
Contact: Zarha Ruiz, 916-591-2057 cell
“The State Fair is an important event for Sacramento County, and it is our job to ensure food safety health codes are followed,” said Kelly McCoy, Interim Environmental Health Division Chief. “For the health of fair-goers, the food vendors will be inspected for the same safe food handling practices as our restaurants in our County.”
Health inspectors will be working through the duration of the fair doing unannounced inspections, investigating food-related complaints, and providing education to vendors. Some of the things inspectors will be looking for are:
- Proper hand washing procedures.
- Preparation of fresh food every day. No cooling of food for next day use is allowed.
- Approved source of food.
- Food temperature: Keeping hot food hot and cold food cold.
- Ensuring safe water supplies and proper sewage disposal.
Visit EMD’s website at www.emd.saccounty.net.