Food Safety

The Environmental Health Division inspects all licensed food service and retail food establishments in the city of Portsmouth. As part of the food safety program, the Environmental Health Division also inspects all licensed temporary food events and all licensed mobile food service operations. This section contains useful food safety information and links to ensure food is safely prepared, stored, and handled.


Food Service Operation / Retail Food Establishment License Application

Mobile Food Service License Application

Vending Machine Location License Application

Temporary Food Service License Application

Food License Fees

Food Safety Tips

Proper Cooking Temperatures

Proper Cooking Temperatures in Spanish

Proper Food Storage

Food Safety After a Power Outage

Additional Links

Portsmouth City FSO/RFE inspections.

Ohio’s Reportable Infectious Diseases

Ohio’s Uniform Food Safety Code

Ohio Department of Health Food Safety Page

Ohio Department of Agriculture Food Safety Page

CDC Food Safety Page