Welcome to the Environmental Health Website!!

The Environmental Health Division is excited to present our website!  It is our hope that this website will help offer an easier mechanism by which to assist our clients with our services.  You may now access forms and guidance for all of our programs here, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.  In addition complaints can now be submitted online straight to our division, and payment links make permit payments a click away!  We hope you find our website useful and look forward to serving you.  

The Tulare County Division of Environmental Health is a full-service division that is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Tulare County.

 

Inspector Contact Information Available

Do you have questions and need to contact your assigned inspector?  Please see our staff email and contact information list! 

 

FOOD SAFETY ALERT 

DA  and CDC Update November 28, 2018

Based on new information, FDA along with CDC is narrowing its warning to consumers. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. If you do not know where the romaine is from, do not eat it.

The specific California counties FDA identified in the traceback investigation are:

  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Ventura 

****Romaine harvested from locations outside of the California regions identified by the trace back investigation does not appear to be related to the current outbreak.

Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing romaine.

Take action if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection:

  •     Talk to your health care provider.
  •     Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
  •     Report your illness to the health department. www.tularecountyeh.org via the complaint reporting form 
  •     Assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.

 

Click on the link below to  get more information:

https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm626330.htm?utm_campaign=Outbreak_Romaine_11282018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html

 

Holiday Food Safety

It is that time of year again!  Please take a moment to read up on food safety as you prepare for the holidays.

 

Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

 

 

Effective January 2018—Water Well Program

SB 252 is a senate bill that recently passed to assist in the governance of water sustainability.   SB252 now requires local jurisdictions to post all NEW water well applications for public review.  Tulare County Environmental Health Division will be adhering to this new requirement starting January 2018 via this website. SB252 Text 

 

Food Excellence Awards 2017

2017 List of Award Winners

 

After Hour Emergency Calls

The Environmental health 24-hour emergency notification number is 624-7400.  After normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 8am to 12pm) the call will be answered by our answering service, ABC Communications.  The answering service will contact the assigned on-call EH emergency response personnel. 

 

 

Advertisement Tulare County Environmental Health Household Hazardous Waste Service

Help keep Tulare County clean by taking Household Hazardous Waste to the Visalia Corp Yard, or to one of our many Clean Up Events!  Clean up Events days and times are posted under public information.