The Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (EMD) inspectors are making sure the operators of the 120 food stands at the California State Fair from July 14-30 are preparing those traditional fair delicacies like corn dogs and snow cones to bacon cinnamon rolls – and even a few healthy alternatives – using safe food practices.
“The food vendors at the California State Fair will be inspected for the same safe food handling practices as all our restaurants in our County,” said Rolando Villareal, EMD Environmental Health Division Chief. "Our inspectors work hard to ensure that food safety health codes are followed by all vendors who sell food at the State Fair.”
Health inspectors will be working throughout 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:
- Preparation of fresh food every day. No cooling of food for next-day use is allowed.
Food temperature: Keeping hot food hot and cold food cold.
Approved source of food.
Proper handwashing procedures.
Ensuring safe water supplies and proper sewage disposal.