Central District Health's Environmental Health Division works to prevent foodborne illness through education and inspections. We educate food service employees and inspect restaurants, grocery stores, schools, temporary and mobile vendors, and other establishments providing food to the public.

Food Safety Resources for the Food Service Manager

On this page you will find forms to use in your daily operations that promote food safety and help reduce your risk for a reported foodborne illness. Among the tools you’ll find here are: Minimum Product Cooking Temperatures, Hand Washing Poster, Cooling Chart, Temperature Record Chart for Refrigeration, and the Dishwashing Sanitization Chart. All of these tools help to insure the food you serve is safe. By using these tools you are practicing Active Managerial Control.
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To assist managers in meeting the state code requirements, CDH offers three levels of Food Safety Training for food establishment operators and their employees.
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Forms, Applications & Rules

Download forms and safety manuals in PDF format.
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Environmental Health – Food Program
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Food Review Newsletter

Download current and past issues of the Food Review newsletter in PDF format.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Food establishment-related questions and answers.
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CDH Food Inspectors conduct regular inspections of restaurants, taverns, grocery stores, meat markets and bakeries to determine proper hygiene and food handling practices of operators and their employees.
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Review Idaho Food Code regulations.
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Report Food Poisoning

If you suspect you have been made ill by food you ate, you can contact the Environmental Health section of the Central District Health office nearest you or fill out the online reporting form. Either way our staff will follow-up with you as part of the investigation process.

Be prepared to answer specific questions about food you ate up to three days before you became ill.

  • Ada County 208-327-7499
  • Elmore County 208-587-4407
  • Boise County, call the Ada County office. 208-327-7499
  • Valley County 208-634-7194

Click here to go to the Report Food Poisoning page

upcoming events

Oct 208:30am

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 8:30am at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

May 16 10:00am - 2:00pm

Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.


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