Food Protection Program
COVID-19 Environmental Health Services - Food Protection Program

The Bureau of Environmental Health is operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm by calling the number below.

  • Food Protection Program: 410-313-1772

The Food Protection Program is responsible for ensuring that all retail food service facilities in Howard County serve food that is free from disease or contamination. Our Program licenses facilities such as restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and school cafeterias. Licenses are also issued to mobile and temporary food vendors operating within Howard County. In addition to inspecting and monitoring retail food facilities, we assist State and Federal authorities with food recalls and illness investigations. Office hours for the Food Protection Program are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Contact us at 410-313-1772.


Retail Food Service Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources