Health Department Support
What is Health Department Support?
Most food companies whether restaurants, caterers, or commercial manufacturers are required to comply with regulations at the local, state, and federal levels. These are often grounded in the FDA Food Code and dictate proper construction, layout, and management of food operations. For a new food business, there is typically a “plan review” component of the permitting process which includes a review of the proposed facility, menu, and operations.
For existing operations, regulatory agencies including your local health department perform periodic inspections of your facility. These inspections can be rather intensive where a health department official spends time evaluating your physical facility, personnel, food handling, storage, preparation, cooling, cleaning, cooking procedures, and other food safety related practices.
Avert works with food businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, ghost kitchens, commissaries, hospitals, schools to strengthen their food safety and operational programs through staff training and unannounced food safety audits providing a true measure of the performance of your teams and systems. Staff is retrained after each food safety audit providing an effective platform for ongoing continuous improvement of your operations.
Why is this service important?
Let’s talk about it!
Let us help with your initial permitting and plan review to get your food business off to a smooth start! Avoid regulatory actions and promote your brand’s food safety and quality. Don’t let your food safety budget be eaten up by regulatory or legal fees. Put that money to work in food handling training, inspections, and brand protection. Contact Avert to get started today!