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Food

Chicken on a Stick

The Housing and Food Protection Program is responsible for the licensing and/or inspection of all food service facilities (restaurants, grocery stores, bars, mobile food trucks, and bed and breakfasts), and investigates complaints concerning food facilities. Additional functions of the program include investigating housing complaints, lead paint inspections, recreational waters sampling and open burning permits.

New! Food Allergy Awareness Poster for Food Establishment Staff Areas
See links to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene poster in English and in Spanish.

Food Facility Inspections

Reporting Food and Housing Complaints

Reporting Suspicious Activities at Food Facilities (PDF)

Request to Review or Obtain Copies of Housing and Food Protection Records (PDF)

Dining Out Growth Act of 2011 (Dogs and Outdoor Dining Areas) (PDF)

Contacts for assistance with the following services:


Educational Videos for Retail Food Employers 

A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 1  A Family Tragedy that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Zella Ploghoft - Part 2 Years of Suffering that Could Have Been Prevented: The Story of Kate and Bernadette Jacobs