Retail Food Safety Inspections and Consulting

In the dynamic and ever-changing world of retail foodservice, one critical aspect of day-to-day operation remains the same: food safety. Food safety must be given the highest level of priority as its neglect can be disastrous to your business.

No matter what type of operation you run, from supermarkets and grocery stores, convenience stores, warehouse clubs, hotels, casinos, restorts, restaurants or anything in between, Food Safety remains a priority and one slip up can result in the shut down of your operations. EHA works with several major corporations, hotels, resorts, casinos, and fortune 500 companies in implementing a food safety program to ensure the health of their employees and customers alike.

A fresh perspective and a keen eye to detail, coupled with vast years of experience in the food service industry can assist you in improving food safety practices within your operations.

Our diverse services are specifically designed to prevent problems before they occur. With 35 years of experience in the prevention of food borne illness and in the investigation of numerous food borne outbreaks across the United States, EHA brings a unique perspective to the art of retail food service inspection.

We have forged unparalleled levels of food safety excellence within our client operations. Our progress has not only been successful in the prevention of disease, but proudly, our client operations consistently demonstrate excellence in local, county, state and federal regulator inspections.

Food Inspection Services

We utilize rigorous inspection techniques to identify problems, educate employees and solve sanitation problems before they lead to an outbreak scenario. We use HACCP principles which focus on temperature control, cross-contamination and employee hygiene. We also evaluate Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Good Management Practices (GMPs) while assessing equipment/utensil condition, water/sewage systems, garbage disposal, pest control and structural components (walls, floors, ceilings, lighting and ventilation).

Food Sampling & Laboratory Testing

We provide comprehensive analysis of food, water and dairy products. Laboratory test results accurately determine wholesomeness/adulteration, shelf life, compliance with regulations and how well food service employees are handling the food.

Management & Employee Training & Certification

Our certified instructors can provide your organization with the nationally recognized ServSafe food protection managers certification course. Our instructors use slides, videotapes and demonstrations to augment lectures and classroom discussions. Hands-on task-oriented sanitation training can also be provided for your foodservice employees.

Plan Review for New & Renovated Facilities

Why wait until a sanitation problem is built into your operation? By review of your plans, we can catch potential problems before they occur and ensure proper layouts for sanitation and cost-effective operation. Prior to the completion of the project - we can also confirm compliance with health department regulations, manufacturing specifications and equipment condition and installation.

Pest Control Evaluation & Auditing

Any state-of-the-art Integrated Pest Management program is comprised of 3 basic principals: good structure, good sanitation and a well qualified Pest Control Operator (PCO). We can customize a standard of performance for pest control to help monitor your Integrated Pest Management program and to assist in the bidding process and vendor selection.

Disease Outbreaks & Liability

We provide comprehensive services related to outbreaks, foodborne and waterborne diseases (e.g. Salmonella, E.Coli, Listeria, Hepatitis A) and other liability issues involving food products. For more information on these topics, please visit our Epidemiology and Legal Support pages.

Retail - HACCP Program Development & Auditing

Developing a HACCP program that works in a retail environment can be challenging. We can provide you with the tools to make this task easier, the education to implement the program efficiently and ensure that the program functions as designed.

Regulatory Crisis Consultation & Remediation Services

We have had great success in crisis resolution for our clients with the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the retail environment. Working as a liaison between our clients and the United States Department of Agriculture our inspectors can assist you in the proper supervision of establishment cleaning and sanitization.