Food Safety

The Environmental Health Division licenses and inspects over 350 food service establishments within Midland County. The purpose of conducting these inspections is to ensure that safe food is being served to the public.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. These illnesses and deaths cost Americans billions of dollars each year due to medical expenses and loss of productivity.

It is a shared responsibility of the food industry and the government to ensure that food provided to the public is safe. This shared responsibility extends to ensuring that consumer expectations are met and that food is unadulterated, prepared in a clean environment, and honestly presented.

Food Service Inspection Program - Frequently Asked Questions

For the General Public:

Foodborne Illness Information

REPORT a Foodborne Illness

Food Safety in the Home

Food Allergy Information

Food Safety Resources 

Restaurant or Illness Complaints

Michigan Food Safety


For Food Service Establishments:

Food Service Code / Guidelines

Opening a Restaurant in Midland County

Food Service Plan Review Application

Food Plan Review (Fixed) Worksheet

STFU / Mobile Plan Submittal Instructions

STFU / Mobile Plan Review Application

STFU / Mobile Plan Review and SOP Worksheet

Food Truck

Notice of Intent to Serve

Fixed Food Plan Review Manual

License Application

Temporary License Application 

Manager Certification

Educational Materials

Michigan Food Law and Fact Sheets

Michigan Food Safety

Food Service Forms & Fees



Have you or your family recently been ill with vomiting and diarrhea? There is a good chance it was caused by a norovirus, commonly called "the stomach flu." Noroviruses are highly contagious viruses that cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Some people also experience headache, low grade fever, and body aches. Symptoms usually last for 24 to 48 hours. See our fact sheet for more information.

Contact Us

Environmental Health Services
220 W. Ellsworth Street
Midland, MI 48640

(989) 832-6679

(989) 832-6628



Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 12:00 noon
1:00pm - 5:00pm
closed weekends and holidays