Food Programs

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Restaurant and Bar Guidance

Yolo County restaurants were approved to open for dine-in service on May 27, 2020.  Bars are approved to open on June 12, 2020.  All restaurants and bars are required to follow the State of California Guidance as well as the Yolo County Facial Covering Health Order.  Environmental Health has developed the following guidance to assist facilities in following the requirements for dine-in service.

Please go to the County's Roadmap to Recovery website for more information.


The food program serves in the best interest of the public by assuring that all food is safe for people to eat. The food program uses the California Retail Food Code and other state laws to enforce food safely and construction requirements in all retail food facilities.

 Yolo County Environmental Health Specialists working in the food program:

  • Permit and inspect over 700 retail food businesses including restaurants, markets, school cafeterias, and bakeries
  • Permit and inspect 400 mobile food vendors and special event food booths.
  • Review construction plans and inspect new and remodeled facilities.
  • Investigate complaints regarding violations of the CRFC including unsanitary conditions.
  • Investigate suspected food-borne illness cases.

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Food Protection Staff:

 Lewis Kimble  Supervising Environmental Health Specialist  (530) 666-8764
 Dave Limburg  Environmental Health Specialist III  (530) 666-8584
 Michelle Bilodeau
 Environmental Health Specialist III
 (530) 666-8605
 Leslie Ossai  Environmental Health Specialist II  (530) 666-8596
 Boua Ly  Environmental Health Specialist I  (530) 666-8583