Food Control Office

Code of Maryland (COMAR 10.15.03)

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.

Forms, Helpful Links & Information

Food Safety

Food Choking Information

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.  

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Food Allergy Awareness

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

Food Allergies

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