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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Food Hygiene

This program ensures food establishments regulated by the Department of Health are designed, built, equipped and operated in a safe and sanitary manner.

It should be noted that public restaurants in Miami-Dade County are under the authority of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  Grocery stores and convenience stores in Miami-Dade County are under the authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

General information on the Florida Department of Health Food Hygiene Program  

State Food Hygiene Code – 64E-11, FAC 

Plan Review Procedures


The Miami-Dade County Health Department’s jurisdiction includes food service operations located in the following types of establishments:
Schools (public and private), residential facilities, assisted living facilities, correctional facilities, civic and fraternal organizations, theaters (that limit their menu to drinks, candy, popcorn, hotdogs and nachos), bars and lounges that do not serve food.