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Office: (415) 252-3800
Fax: (415) 252-3842

Advisory: A payment of $197.00 is required with HACCP Plans and/or HACCP exemption documents. This consultation fee covers the cost for one hour of document review and assessment. Additional time spent on review is billed $197 per hour. The final balance must be paid before the documents will be released. Please ensure forms are completed and accurate to avoid review/processing delays.

Specialized Food Processing

The Environmental Health Branch provides oversight to ensure the safe preparation of food prepared using specialized processing methods such as sous vide and cook chill.

The flow chart below will assist specialized food processors to determine what requirements for preparation and packaging apply to their product.

Reduced Oxygen Packaging Flow Chart

* See HACCP guidelines for approved methods of reduced oxygen packaging

* Fish MAY NOT be vacuum packaged for storage without a Variance approval from California Department of Public Health



Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint regarding a specialized food processor, you may call or visit 311.

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San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch