Have fun at the California State Fair from July 14 - 30 knowing Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (EMD) inspectors are making sure the operators of the 165 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.
“The State Fair is a significant annual event for Sacramento County, and it is important for our inspectors to ensure food safety health codes are followed,” said Jason Boetzer, Environmental Health Division Chief. “These food vendors will be inspected for the same safe food handling practices as all 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.