Consumer Food Protection

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The staff in the Food Protection Program perform inspections of over 4,000 retail food facilities in Ventura County that serve or sell food to the public. Inspections are conducted to ensure that food facilities are maintained and the food service operators are trained in safe food handling practices according to the California Retail Food Code. The food provided must be free from contamination, properly labeled, and stored and prepared under conditions that are safe, clean, and sanitary.

Food Protection Program staff also investigate public complaints related to retail food facilities and any suspected cases of foodborne illness. If you have a complaint about a retail food facility, click on the link below to file a complaint.

State law requires that inspectors of retail food facilities be Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Click here for more information about the registration process.

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Ojai, Ventura, El Rio, Saticoy, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru

Graciela Garcia

805 654-2477

Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme and Camarillo

Arnulfo Carbajal

805 654-2683


Moorpark, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake

Mike Byrne

805 582-7559

Food Facility Construction/Remodel

Matt Roth                     Susan Seiler              Sal Leanos

805 477-7246                805 654-3962                805 648-9210

Temporary Food Facilities at Community Events

Elizabeth Miller          Rexalena Deros-Cooper

805 654-2431                      805 654-2909


Certified Farmer's Markets

Elizabeth Miller

805 654-2431

Mobile Food Facilities

Paolo Quinto

805 654-2820


Betty Huff - West County Office

805 654-2814

Doug Beach - East County Office

805 654-3519