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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.

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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.

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: