Food Control Office

The Food Control Office enforces the Maryland Code of Regulations that applies to Food service Facilities, COMAR 10.15.03.  It is responsible for the regulation, licensure and inspection of facilities that prepare and/or provide food to the public in Frederick County.  These facilities can be permanent or temporary, including:

  • restaurants
  • caterers
  • schools
  • nursing homes
  • carnival stands
  • farmers markets
  • concession stands
  • food trucks (list of currently licensed mobile units)
  • grocery stores
  • country butcherings 
  • fair vendors
Licensed Environmental Health Specialists from this office investigate complaints involving food service facilities and Maryland Clean Indoor Act violations as well.  They also conduct sanitary surveys within schools and assist with the inspections of assisted living facilities.

Our office staff is responsible for reviewing plans for the construction or alterations of food service facilities.

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