241 Atwood Street, Suite 200      Corydon, Indiana  47112     Phone  (812) 738-3237, extension 1013     Fax  (812) 738-4292     Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


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START HERE for information you need to know:

     Current Indiana Food Code (Title 410 IAC 7-24) 

     Food Safety Certification Classes

            Food Handler Certification Rule + FAQ

            Food Handler Certification Exemptions 

     Indiana State Dept. of Health (ISDH) - Food Protection home page

            How to start a food business - Info from the ISDH

            IMPORTANT!  New food business - plan submission REQUIRED!  Also for remodeled food businesses and/or new owners

     So you want to open a food service establishment?  Brochure 

     So you want to open a coffee shop? - Brochure      

     Can I use my home kitchen for a food business? - Brochure 

     Requirements for caterers - Brochure 

     Variance requests and notices

     Law Prohibiting Smoking Went into Effect July 1, 2012

Harrison County Local Food Ordinances:

     Civil Penalties (fines) 

     Placards (posted grades) 



Temporary and Mobile Food Establishments... look here:

      12 page packet for temporary food vendors, including application - IMPORTANT! 

      Food safety at temporary events (fairs, festivals, etc.) - Brochure 

      Food Safety for Volunteers and Non-Profit Groups Brochure 

      Temporary vs. Mobile vs. Retail Food Establishments...What's the Difference?  Brochure     NEW!

      Basic Requirements to Operate a Mobile Food Establishment (food truck, pushcart) - Brochure 

      Hot dog cart / mobile grill requirements - Brochure 

      Considering a hot dog cart/pushcart/mobile unit?  Questions to consider first!    NEW and IMPORTANT!

      Equipment Requirements for Mobile Units (sinks, plumbing, ventilation, overhead cover, etc.)    NEW and IMPORTANT!

      Commissary Requirements   NEW and IMPORTANT!

      Commissary Agreement

      IMPORTANT!  Handwashing / dishwashing info sheet if no running water 

      IMPORTANT!  Regarding floor, walls, roof in temporary food booths

      NEW!  Food safety at fairs and festivals.  Information from the CDC

Farmer's Market Vendors... look here:

       Home Based Vendor Rule 

       Indiana State Egg Board - information and applications for egg sellers 

       On-Farm Poultry or Rabbit Processing (with information about eggs) - Brochure    NEW!

       Slaughter of Livestock and Poultry for Food

       Food Safety at Farmer's Markets - Brochure 

       For Home Based Vendors (HBVs) - Brochure 

       May I Produce, Can and Sell my Super-Delicious (fill in the blank) at a Farmer's Market? - Brochure    NEW!

       Can I sell it at a farmer's market?    NEW!

       Guidance for honey producers 

       Guidance for maple syrup producers 

       Brochure - Labeling Homemade Soaps and Lotions for sale    NEW!

Other Helpful Information:

       Safe cooking temperatures

       When it comes to convenience food, remember to cook it safe! 

       Food safety & power outages 

       Can you re-freeze food that has thawed? - Brochure    NEW!

       Summer Food Safety - Brochure    NEW!

       You think it might be food poisoning?

       Recalls / advisories from the ISDH (IN State Dept of Health)

       Recalls from the FDA (Food & Drug Administration)

       Recalls from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture)

       Handwashing poster #1 (yellow) 

       Handwashing poster #2 (blue) 

       It's not illegal for a store to sell food that's past its expiration date?!

       NEW!  Information about service animals, restaurants, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Tracy Monroe has been at the health department since 1998 and is in charge of Food Protection.  She regularly inspects all permanent food service establishments in the county as well as temporary food booths at the fair and local festivals.  Current and previous inspections are available for viewing at the Health Department any time during regular business hours. 


Should you have a concern or complaint about any food service establishment, call her at (812) 738-3237, extension 1013 or...

E-mail Tracy