The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department currently has 13 food safety sanitarians charged with inspecting 2,438 food facilities within the county including restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, schools, convenience stores, etc. In addition, sanitarians also inspect food trucks, vending machines and food stands at festivals.
In 2018, sanitarians responded to 495 complaints from the public and educated 574 food facility operators in basic and advanced food safety.
Foodborne illness is a serious public health threat. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year in the United States 76 million people suffer from vomiting and diarrhea caused by mishandled, tainted, or spoiled food. It is the goal of the Food Safety Program in the Environmental Health Division to reduce the risk of foodborne illness through inspection, education, and enforcement.
The most up-to-date food facility inspections are available through our website. You are able to search for any food facilities licensed by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.
Any inspections performed prior to July 9, 2014 are available by request from our office.
Please contact our office at 419-213-4100 opt. 3.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is an Ohio approved provider of Level 1 and Level 2 Food Safety Courses. Class schedules are available at the registration link below:
The Health Department currently offers the following classes:
Food Level 1 Certification
Successfully completing this course will provide the participant a Level One Certification in Food Protection. This course entails food handler training, and covers the basic principles of food safety.
Food Level 2 Certification
Successfully completing this course, and passing the course examination, will provide the participant with the following certificates: ServSafe Manager Course Certificate issued by ServSafe, and a Level Two Certification in Food Protection issued by the Ohio Department of Health. The Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code states that all Risk Level III and IV food facilities must have one employee with supervisory responsibility who has obtained a Level Two Certification in Food Protection Certificate.
You must register and submit payment before you will be added to any class roster. Class size is limited and filled first-come-first-serve.
- *No refunds will be issued*. If you need to reschedule, you must notify our office at least one week prior to the course start date.
- You may also pay in person with cash, check, or card at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, 635 N. Erie St, Toledo, 43604 at 3rd floor receptionist.