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Food Hygiene

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

The Florida Department of Health in Hardee County has authority within the following food service facilities: schools (public and private), residential facilities, assisted living facilities, correctional facilities, civic and fraternal organizations, bars, and lounges that do not serve food.

Under Chapter 64E-11 of the Florida Administrative code, the above stated facilities are inspected for:

  • Health and safety checks for proper handling of food
  • Storage and preparation of foods
  • Adequate refrigeration temperatures
  • Proper cleaning and sanitizing of utensils, work areas, and equipment
  • Prevention of cross-contamination (keeping raw meats separate from other unprepared foods)
  • Contamination by insects and other pests

Please note:

Public restaurants in Hardee County are under the authority of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) (link opens in a new window).

Grocery stores and convenience stores in Hardee are under the authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) (link opens in a new window). Also, the Florida Department of Health in Hardee County no longer works with food service facilities in hospitals, nursing homes, childcare facilities, many group homes, and churches and other not-for-profit religious organizations.


Fraternal / Civic


School Cafeteria


Jail / Prison


Bar / Lounge


Residential Facilities


Limited Food Service


Other Food Service


Inspection Reports and Data

Rules, Forms, Applications and Information

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