Food Protection Program

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.

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I want to report an issue at a restaurant

Foodborne Illness Complaint: Call us immediately at 410-313-1772. After business hours, leave a message with callback information.

Non-illness Complaint at a Restaurant/Food Facility: Fill out a Health Related Issues Complaint Form.

I want to operate a Restaurant/Food Service Facility
Request a Food Facility Inspection Report

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