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Environmental Health Division - Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection unit of the Environmental Health Division oversees a number of programs, which are detailed below. Applications, guidelines, and other information are located in the Resource Center at the bottom of the page.

Food Facility Inspection Reports are posted for public review in a searchable  database.  Inspections can be searched by region or by the name of a specific food facility.

The 2018 low-cost rabies vaccination clinic in Weed is scheduled for July 12, 2018. An additional clinic will be scheduled in Mt Shasta at a later date. See the Rabies Program information below for more details.

Environmental Health Consumer Protection Programs

This program permits and conducts routine inspections on restaurants, markets, bars, bakeries, bed and breakfast establishments, mobile food units, temporary food facilities, and cottage food operations. Food facilities are permitted in accordance with the provisions of the California Retail Food Code. Plan reviews are performed prior to initiating any new construction or remodeling. In the case of food borne illness, epidemiological investigations and reports are completed to determine the cause.

Food inspection reports are available in a searchable database format located in the Left Column of this page. Required applications for facilities can be found in the Resource Center below. 

State of California Food Safety Certification Requirements

  • Each food facility shall have at least one owner or employee who has passed an approved food safety certification exam.
  • New food facilities or those who no longer have a certified owner or employee shall have sixty days to obtain the certification.
  • The certified person cannot serve as the certified person at more than one food facility at the same time.
  • The certificate expires every five years and must be renewed.
  • The certified food safety manager is responsible for training and monitoring of the safe food handling practices of other employees.

The following vendors certify food safety managers in Siskiyou County:

Mike Whipple, 530-842-5142 or e-mail:


Effective September 25, 2010, all food handlers working in California food facilities must have obtained a food handler card.

State of California Food Handler Card Requirements:

  • Food handlers are involved in the preparation, storage, or service of food in a food facility.
  • All food handlers must either have a card when hired or obtain a card within 30 days from the date of hire.
  • Food handler cards are valid for three years from the date of issuance.
  • Each food facility must maintain records documenting that all food handler employees possess a valid food handler card.  These records must be provided to the enforcement officer upon request.

The food handler training course and exam can be completed online at:

The Housing Program involves inspecting individual residences, apartment complexes, motels, hotels, and mobile home parks for unsanitary living conditions, insect and vermin infestation, and inadequate garbage and rubbish removal. Housing Program inspections are conducted on a complaint basis.

The Siskiyou County Environmental Health Division is responsible for enforcing laws pertaining to rabies control in the unincorporated areas of Siskiyou County. All animal bites to humans are reportable to the Environmental Health Division and biting animals must be quarantined or tested for rabies.

All dog and cat owners are encouraged to properly vaccinate their pets. A low-cost rabies vaccination clinic will be held in Weed on July 12, 2018. Please see the above flyer for more details. An additional clinic in Mt Shasta will be scheduled at a later date. Tractor Supply also provides rabies vaccinations in Yreka.

A big thank you to VIP Petcare for providing their services at these clinics! For more information please contact the Siskiyou County Community Development Department at (530) 841-2116.

Public pools, spas, and therapeutic pools are permitted and inspected on a monthly basis. Chemical records, safety equipment, and equipment rooms are also inspected. Plans are reviewed for new pools and spas prior to construction of the facility.

Consumer Protection Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
CCDEH Safe Surplus Food Donation Toolkit - Guidance For Food Facilities Download File Guide
Cottage Food Operation - Application Download File Application
Cottage Food Operation / Food Facility with Private Well - Water and Sewer Clearance Form Download File Application
Food Facility - Application for New Construction or Remodels Download File Application
Food Facility - Emergency Guideline During Boil Water Advisory or Other Public Notices Download File Guide
Food Facility - Permit Application Download File Application
Mobile Food Facility - Application and Guidelines Download File Application