Welcome to the Food Safety Section

The Food Safety Program ensures that commercially prepared food is safe to consume. Environmental Health Specialists review plans for new establishments and ensure compliance with the food code. They inspect restaurants, retail food stores, food warehouses, food processors, institutional food services and county correctional facilities. Staff members investigate public complaints on food establishments and reports of possible foodborne illness.

All employees of food establishments permitted by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department must have LLCHD issued food handler/manager permits. The Food Safety Program provides food handler/manager education and permitting.


Live Food Handler and Food Protection Manager classes have been cancelled until further notice. Please continue to check this website or call (402) 441-6222 for more information and updates.

You may continue to go to foodhandlers.unl.edu for online classes.

Commonly Used Links

Food Handler Permit Lincoln Logo

Get your City of Lincoln Food Handler Permit Online.

FBST Nebraska

Get your State of Nebraska and City of Lincoln Alcohol Server/Seller Permit Online.

food rating

Search Food Establishment Inspection Records on line.

Hand Wash

Wash Hands Poster


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