About Food Market, Wholesale

A food establishment in which food (including fruits and vegetables) is received, shipped, stored, prepared for distribution to a retailer, warehouse, distributor, or other destination. A food market, wholesale shall not be permitted to conduct sales at the retail level nor process food. Food market, wholesale shall not include any food salvaging activities and shall not conduct any food processing within its facility. (Los Angeles County Code, Title 11, Section 11.12.005)

Food Market Complex, Wholesale

An establishment, its contents, and the contiguous land or property that rents, leases, or lends facilities within said establishment, for the purpose of conducting business as a food market, wholesale. A food market complex, wholesale, that rents, leases, or lends space to no more than two food market, wholesale, or dedicates a combined total of less than 1500 square feet for the purpose of operating as a food market, wholesale, is exempt from this definition. (Los Angeles County Code, Title 11, Section 11.12.005)

Food Market Complex, Wholesale, Owner/Operator

Refers to the legal entity, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, limited liability company, corporation, estate, trust, receiver, syndicate, city, county or other political subdivision, individually or collectively, acting as the food market complex, wholesale. (Los Angeles County Code, Title 11, Section 11.12.005)

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We conduct inspections of the following: wholesale food processing and manufacturing plants, wholesale food markets, food salvagers, and wholesale independent milk vehicles. Additionally, we are responsible for conducting foodborne illness investigations, responding to food product recalls and providing emergency response to possible contamination or adulteration of food.

Report a Problem

If you encounter a problem at a wholesale food-related facility, or to report any public health issues, call the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wholesale Food & Safety Program at (626) 430-5400. Telephone agents are available on Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, or File a Complaint Online.

Public Health will not ask you about your immigration status and you can file a report without giving your name.

For help with other employment issues, such as fair wages, breaks, and more, contact the California Labor Commissioner at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 450, Los Angeles 90013 or call (213) 620-6330. You will not be asked about your immigration status and interpreters are available to help you.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tel: (626) 430-5400
Fax: (626) 813-3017

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Environmental Health
Wholesale Food and Safety Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706-1423