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The Food Division of the Madison County Health Department (MCHD) is devoted to making sure that the restaurants, grocery stores, taverns, schools, and other food operations that serve food to the public are licensed and inspected.

The Environmental Health Specialists conduct routine, unannounced, inspections in order to evaluate compliance with food safety regulations as documented in the Retail Food Establishment Requirements, 410 IAC 7-24. All licensed food establishments are governed by this Indiana Administrative Code. The primary purpose of these regulations is to prevent food-borne illnesses.

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Other duties the Food Division is tasked with:
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The Food Division also provides food safety education, conducts timely follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective action has been taken, and work with operators to prevent future problems.
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Specialists also respond to consumer complaints and promptly investigate all reported cases of food-related illnesses. The consumer complaints do require a name and telephone number to be considered a legitimate complaint, but these complaints remain anonymous.