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Food Hygiene

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

  •  (305) 293-7500
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    Fax

    (305) 809-5629
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    Mailing Address

    1100 Simonton Street 

    Key West, FL 

    33040 

The Food Hygiene Program aims to reduce the occurrences of foodborne illness (often referred to as food poisoning). Community Health Services regulates only certain types of food service operations, including those located in institutional settings such as schools and jails, civic and fraternal organizations, theaters, bars and lounges that don't prepare food and churches that serve the public. Each operator of a food service facility regulated through the division must maintain an annual operating permit. Division staff members conduct routine inspections of each facility.