Departments > Coos Health & Wellness > Public Health > Environmental Health > Food Safety And Licensing

Food Safety and Licensing

Food prepared and served to the public may contain germs that make people sick. This is called food poisoning. Often, food poisoning results only in discomfort or lost time from work. But for some, especially preschool age children, older adults and those with impaired immune systems, food poisoning is more serious and may be life threatening.
Click here to Report Food Poisoning 

The Environmental Health program works with food workers to develop safe food-handling habits; we license and inspect restaurants and other public food service operations; and provide food handler training and licensing.  

Restaurant inspection reports are available for review by the public in Room 235 of the North Bend Annex on most Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  An appointment may be made for other times by calling 541-751-2431.  The purpose of an inspection completed by a Coos County health inspector is to assure that food handling is safe.  Reports reflect direction given to the food business leading toward rule compliance for any issues noted during a visit. 

Type of Licenses

A license is required to offer prepared food to the public in Oregon. (This is in addition to a food handler's card.) The types of licenses include: