Food Safety and Recreational Licensing and Inspection

Along with food safety, the North Shore Environmental Health Consortium (NSEHC) works to improve the overall quality and safety of consumer products and services in the North Shore.  Check out the web pages below to learn more about these important services and programs.

The North Shore Environmental Health Consortium protects public health by working with the food service industry and our community to prevent foodborne illness. In addition to educating food businesses and inspecting food establishments, the North Shore Environmental Health Consortium provides many other services, including investigation of complaints and illnesses associated with food establishments, plan review/pre-occupancy inspections of new or remodeled food establishments, and food safety consultations for establishments. Through the inspection of food establishments and education of the food service manager, we are able to promote public health in the areas of food safety and sanitation to prevent the spread of food-borne illness.

Our Environmental Health Specialist conducts periodic inspections of food establishments, public pools and hotels within the consortium limits. There are approximately 180 establishments requiring inspections in addition to mobile or temporary events that are inspected. These establishments include: restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, bakeries, schools, seasonal facilities, mobile units, mobile food bases, pools and hotels and temporary events. The areas focused upon during inspection are: health and disease control of food handlers, food source origination and wholesomeness, food-handling practices and proper temperature control, facility maintenance, hand-washing facilities, personal hygiene of employees and pest control. The North Shore Health Department is committed to maintaining the safety of the food bought, sold, or prepared for public consumption by carrying out science-based inspections of all retail food establishments, public pools and hotels.


Farmers' Markets/Temporary Events
Information on the sale of food for farmers' market vendors.

Food Safety for Businesses

Signs, fact sheets and links to state and local food codes.

Food Safety for Individuals
Information for individuals and businesses on how to safely handle and cook food.

Mobile Food Establishments

Sanitation requirements for mobile food vendors (food carts/ trucks).


Public Pools

Information and sanitation requirements new and existing public pools in the North Shore.


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Food Safety Recall Information

Food Safety Video