Inspections & Permits

Food Safety Training

Certified Food Protection Manager Training

Food Safety Signs & Handouts

The five risk factors most often responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks are:

  • Improper hot/cold holding temperatures of potentially hazardous food
  • Improper cooking temperatures of food
  • Dirty and/or contaminated utensils and equipment
  • Poor employee health and hygiene
  • Food from unsafe sources

The presence of one or more of these risk factors dramatically increases the risk of a foodborne illness outbreak. If one of these risk factors is observed in a retail food facility, it constitutes a major violation and must be immediately corrected. Often the correction involves the destruction of food products to minimize the risk of foodborne illness to the public.

These helpful signs and information sheets cover each of five risk factors:

Food Safety in Emergencies

Food Safety Resources

Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Handbook

USDA Food Safety

Food Safety Resources and Foodborne Illness

Food safety is an important public health priority. Foodborne illnesses, which are sometimes called “foodborne diseases” or “food poisoning,” are a common, costly, yet preventable public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  estimates that each year 1 in 6 Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses. Environmental Health Services at RiverStone Health conducts inspections, provides compliance assistance and sponsors education activities aimed at reducing the risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness.

If you suspect that you have a foodborne illness, please contact:
RiverStone Health Environmental Health Services
24 hours a day, 7 day a week

Yellowstone Food Safety Advisory Group (FSAG)

The mission of FSAG is to enhance the perception and effectiveness of food safety in Yellowstone County through industry and community education. Anyone with an interest in food safety may participate. For more information call the Environmental Health Services office at 406.256.2770.