About Wholesales Food Establishment

Establishment where food (including fruits and vegetables) is received, shipped, stored, prepared for distribution to a retailer, warehouse, distributor, or other destination; and/or operated for the purpose of commercially packaging, making, cooking, baking, mixing, processing, bottling, canning, slaughtering, salvaging, storing or otherwise preparing or handling food including ice, for human or animal consumption, which is not offered for retail sale or gift on the premises; or a commissary. (Los Angeles County Code, Title 11, Section 11.12.005)

About Food Processing Establishment

Any room, building, place or portion thereof, maintained, used or operated for the purpose of commercially packaging, making, cooking, baking, mixing, processing, bottling, canning, slaughtering, salvaging, storing or otherwise preparing or handling food including ice, for human or animal consumption, which is not offered for retail sale or gift on the premises. (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