Institutional Food Hygiene
The Florida Department of Health in Dixie County provides regulatory services, including permitting and inspections for the following types of food service establishments: Childcare facilities, schools, institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, and other group care facilities, recreational camps, fraternal and civic organizations, bars and lounges that do not prepare potentially hazardous food, religious centers, and detention facilities. Mobile food units that have their commissary on the premises of one of the above described facilities are also regulated by the Department. Similarly, temporary food events that occur on the premises of one of the above described facilities are regulated by the Department. All other food service establishments are regulated by either the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).Permits are valid from October 1 through September 30, and must be applied for and renewed annually.
The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Food Sanitation Program, including links to resources and to Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).