Are you starting a new business or changing ownership? Then you came to the right place! Let us help you with the application process. We can submit your application and plan reviews to the proper state agency. In Florida, there are several agencies that regulate a food establishment and that depend on the type of business you are trying to open. Sometimes this can be very confusing. Some agencies require a plan review and others require you to submit an application prior to opening the business or a hefty fine can be issued to the establishment.
We can do all the necessary paperwork with the appropriate agency so you can focus on getting your business to open on time.
Inspection by a State agency can be stressful if you are not ready to answer the questions or if you are not familiar with the food codes.
We offer food safety audits to get your establishment ready for the State inspection. We can do a pre-inspection and point out things that needs corrections and train your staff on food safety issues. Different state agencies have different policies and procedures and if you do not meet their requirements they may stop the production of an area or stop sale of the product.
Every food establishment is required to have a food manager who has been trained in food safety and has passed a test. If your establishment has four or more employees then a certified food protection manager is required to be on site during the operation.
If you do not have the time to go somewhere and take a class then, as a certified proctor, we can come to your place of business and offer a food manager certification class and/or administer the test.
Employee training is a requirement by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Every employee within 90 days of hire is required to complete an employee training.
Our expert staff can offer this service and get your employee trained on food safety and issue a certification.
Food Manager Certification
We offer a variety of products for your business needs.
Sanitizer test strips (quaternary ammonium ("QUAT"), Chlorine, etc.)
Food safety required signs
Backflow prevention devices
Employee health policy
If you are selling ice to the public then you are required to test your ice by an approved laboratory once every 3 months.
A busy establishment may not have the staff or the time for such a task. Contact us and we can come to your place of business and collect ice samples and have the result to you usually within 24 to 48 hours.
We offer a variety of services to meet your business needs...
Food Permit Application / Plan Review
Food Safety Products
Food Safety Plan
Is your facility compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) preventive controls regulation?
Generally, domestic and foreign food facilities must comply with the requirements for risk-based preventive controls mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as the modernized Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) of this rule (unless an exemption applies).
This rule, which became final in September 2015, requires food facilities to have a food safety plan in place that includes an analysis of hazards and risk-based preventive controls to minimize or prevent the identified hazards.
As a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) we can write your food safety plan to be in compliance with the FSMA.
One of the proactive approach to food safety is to have an environmental monitoring program. In the past manufacturing and processing plants focused on finished product testing. Now the focus has shifted to identify the source of entry and harborage areas of the pathogen. Once found you can conduct an investigation to find out how the organism got there and destroy it.
Our environmental monitoring programs include swabbing and testing for Listeria, total coliforms, E. coli O157:H7, pathogen confirmation, etc.
The labs that we work with can also do food chemistry (food authenticity, mycotoxins, pesticides, etc.), shelf life studies, and many more...
Our team of experts are trained in environmental testing/swabbing.