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Foodborne Illness

Florida Department of Health in Martin County

A large amount of information is available on the worldwide web concerning foodborne disease. Selected links are included on this page to provide users with an opportunity to locate additional information:

Food Safety

Foodborne Germs and Illnesses | CDC

Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States

USDA – Food Safety Fact Sheets

Complaints

Routine regulation and inspection of restaurants and grocery/convenience stores is conducted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services respectively. The Department of Health is responsible for investigation and control of food-borne illness outbreaks associated with all food establishments.

To report a possible illness or outbreak from eating and/or drinking a contaminated food or beverage in Florida, you may file an online complaint or call the Martin County Health Department at (772) 221-4090 if the food or beverage were purchased in Martin County.

To Report Unsafe or Unsanitary Conditions in a Restaurant, Caterer, or Mobile Food Unit:

Phone the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 or visit Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to report online.

To Report Unsafe or Unsanitary Conditions in a Grocery Store, Convenience Store, Bakery, or Food Processor:

Phone the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at (850) 245-5520 or visit Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to report online.

To Report Unsafe or Unsanitary Conditions in a School, Assisted Living Facility, Correctional Facility, Civic and Fraternal Organization, Bar Not Serving Food, or Movie Theatre

Phone your local county health department. For Martin County facilities, please call (772) 221-4090.