Food Sanitation Program
Modoc County Environmental Health is responsible for inspecting approximately 90 food facilities for compliance with State retail food laws. This includes, markets, bars, mini-marts, liquor stores, mobile food facilities, bed & breakfast facilities, caterers, and general retail stores that sell significant amounts of food. Inspections are done on a routine, followup, or complaint basis. Written inspection reports are issued to the owner/operator of the retail food facility.
Current inspection reports can be viewed upon request at the food establishment or by visiting Environmental Health at 202 West 4th Street in Alturas.
Those retail food facilities that meet minimum State standards are issued a Permit to Operate. In addition, temporary food facilities are also inspected at fairs and larger community events. Wholesale food establishment are inspected by State or Federal Agencies.

Modoc County Environmental Health staff also review plans for new construction or remodels of food establishments. After plan review, site inspections are made to insure that food facilities are constructed so as to be in compliance with State retail food laws.
For more information on food related items please click the links below by subpages.