Food Protection

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The goal of the Food Protection Program is to ensure food safety in regulated establishments including restaurants, food stands, meat markets, school cafeterias, mobile food units, pushcarts, elderly nutrition sites, temporary food establishments, and limited food service establishments.

Risk Factors

During food establishment inspections and educational visits, there is emphasis placed on what causes a food-borne illness by looking at high risk factors. These risk factors are:

  • Poor personal hygiene / employee health
  • Food from unsafe sources
  • Contaminated equipment / cross contamination
  • Inadequate cooking temperatures
  • Improper hot and cold holding temperatures, improper reheating, and improper cooling

Illegal Food Sales

Illegal food sales include any food that is prepared and served to the public without having a permit issued from Wilson county Environmental Health. Some examples include, food sold from a person's home and food sold on the street by a for-profit vendor. Establishments that prepare and serve food to the public must obtain a 15A NCAC .2600 permit before opening. If you have questions or know of an illegal food vendor, then please contact our office at 252-291-0468.

Food Service Establishment Grades

Please note. Food service establishments are inspected at different intervals (once, twice, three, or four times per year) depending upon the type of facility. The attached report may not reflect the most recent inspection. This report will be updated on a regular basis.


 Event Organizer  Pushcart-Mobile Food Unit
 Food Service  Shared Use Kitchen
 Limited Food Establishment  Temporary Food Establishment


 Consumer Advisory  Food Storage - Spanish
 Cooling Foods  Manual Dishwashing Procedures
 Employee Health Policy  Storm Preparation
 Food Storage  When To Wash Your Hands


 Agreement For Use of Commissary   Time As  A Public Health Control
 FS Plan Review Application Checklist   Food Security Guidance
 Limitation of 2-Compartment Sink Use   NC Milk Sanitation Branch
 Record Request Form   US FDA Food Safety Information
 Temporary Food Establishment Checklist   FDA Recalls
 Food Safety


 Adult Day Service  Lodging Establishments
 Food Code - 2009  Primitive Camps
 Food Establishments  Resident Camps
 Institutions  Residential Care
 Local Confinement  Summer Camp


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