Sanitarian/Food Safety

June 13, 2014
The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries announced two new rules regarding the commercial harvest of oysters intended for raw consumption. These new rules are in effect daily and will help ensure the safety of oysters intended for raw consumption and simplify harvesting practices to support Louisiana’s fisheries. The new rules require two major changes to the way oysters are currently harvested:
January 14, 2014
Establishment Plans Review Questionaire
August 01, 2013
Retail food permit fee schedule. All establishments that do not have a grocery permit are to be assessed fees as identified below.
December 10, 2012
This certificate declares that your product is registered and legal to sell within the state of Louisiana and is presented in both Spanish and English (note that Spanish is the only foreign language available at this time)
May 31, 2012
This document was prepared to partially fulfill the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Center for Environmental Health Services (CEHS) reporting obligations under U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies (USEPA) BEACH grant program, Federal Assistance Agreement Numbers CU-97606401-0, CU-976992-01 and CU-96667101-0.
October 28, 2011
Landshire of St. Louis, MO is expanding its October 20 recall to include more than 17,000 cases of its Nike All-American and Nike Super Poor Boy sandwiches. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has identified that this product has been distributed in Louisiana. DHH sanitarians are working closely with the manufacturer to ensure the recalled product is removed from Louisiana store shelves, and sate public health officials are warning residents not to consume the recalled sandwiches. Landshire issued the voluntary recall after two samples from the company’s Caseyville, Il. plant tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
October 10, 2011
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed that an 87-year-old Baton Rouge area woman who died earlier this month was infected with the same strain of listeria found in the recalled cantaloupes produced by Jensen Farms in Colorado. This is the second Louisiana death linked to this strain of listeria. Last week, the DHH lab linked the death of an 81-year-old Shreveport area woman.