THD works to safeguard public health through education on safe food handling practices and the regulation of food service establishments. We perform over 11,000 inspections of approximately 3,500 food service establishments annually. In addition, approximately 500 food safety training classes are conducted each year to educate restaurant employees and other food employees on food safety.
All local food service employees must have an original, valid Foodhandler Permit from THD in their possession while at work. To receive a permit, you must successfully complete a THD Food Safety Class or pass the THD Waiver Test.
Our professional staff conducts routine inspections at all restaurants in our community. As a service to the public, we regularly post the results of these inspections to assist consumers in being well-informed as to conditions observed on the day of inspection.
At THD, we work together with the food service industry to help ensure safe dining experiences for a healthier community. Our professional staff is here to help with training and education and to answer any questions you may have about safe food handling and Food Code regulations.