Keeping You Safe when Eating Out

Ever wondered who works to keep you safe?...
         Take a look to find out who works hard to keep you healthy and happy. 


Union County Health Department (UCHD)

UCHD's mission is to protect the health, safety and well-being of all Union County by providing quality public health services. The Environmental Health division of UCHD works in collaboration with food service operators to ensure safe food service practices and procedures are observed.

UCHD keeps you safe by:

  • Inspecting all restaurants, school cafeterias, and grocery stores two times a year
  • Inspecting all mobile food units and temporary food units in Union County
  • Promptly responding to valid complaints from the public
  • Posting recent inspection reports on our website for public viewing

For a healthier and happier community UCHD works to:

  • Promote good personal hygiene of food operators
  • Prevent cross-contamination
  • Control time and temperature of foods
  • Regulate proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures



How do I report a foodborne illness?


If you believe you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food, please contact your county or city health department and tell them you would like to report a foodborne illness. Reporting illnesses to your local health department helps them identify potential foodborne disease outbreaks. By investigating foodborne disease outbreaks, public health officials learn about possible problems in food production, distribution and preparation that may cause illness.



Other Agencies Keeping You Safe...


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service ( is the public health regulatory agency in USDA responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry, and processed egg products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC works 24/7 to save lives, protect people from health threats, and save money resulting in a more secure nation. CDC puts science and prevention into action to make the healthy choice the easy choice. CDC helps people live longer and healthier to lead productive lives.