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Food Hygiene Program

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

Environmental Health oversees certain establishments that provide food service in Manatee County, including:

  • Schools (public and private)
  • Assisted living facilities and adult day care centers
  • Fraternal and civic organizations
  • Bars and lounges
  • Movie theaters
  • Detention facilities

These establishments receive annual Sanitation Certificates and are inspected four times a year for compliance with food sanitation and safety requirements. The division also investigates complaints and reports of possible foodborne illness from these facilities.

Program Coordinator: 
Barbara D Will, MPH  941-714-7585

Food License Packet (1.92MB PDF)

More information:


Restaurants and Food Markets

Restaurants:  For information or complaints, contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants at 850-487-1395.

Grocery stores, convenience stores and fish markets:  For information or complaints, contact the Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Division at 850-245-5520.