Attention: The building is now open to the public. Applications, paperwork, and fees may be dropped off in person for processing. These items may still be mailed by USPS, FedEx or UPS. In addition, there is a black drop box to the right of Entrance A (by the flagpoles) for after-hours applications and fees.
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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:
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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Maryland Annotated Code, Health General 21-326 requires all Food Service Facilities that prepare food and provide seating for patrons post a diagram on the use of manual maneuvers to prevent asphyxiation due to choking.
Effective March 1, 2014, Maryland Annotated Code, Health General 21-330.2(A) requires all food service facilities to prominently display a Food Allergy Awareness poster in the staff area of the facility. Additional information regarding food allergies and awareness can be found at Food Allergy Awareness - Spanish