Restaurant Inspections & Complaints
Food Service Complaint
Have you seen a restaurant doing something that doesn't seem right? Do you feel you became ill after eating somewhere? Please, file a complaint with our department during regular business hours from Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at (765) 423-9221 Ext. 3, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate all issues that may lead to food borne illness. If you have a food emergency please contact the Sheriff's department after hours at (765) 423-9388
If your group or event would like a Health Department representative to speak about food safety please contact our office. To learn more about food inspections and compliance visit the Food Safety website.
Effective 1/1/2018 The Tippecanoe County Health Department food inspectors will be inspecting establishments based on the menu type.
The menu categories are listed as a means of understanding the degree of risk associated with the increased level of food handling. What this means for many is that instead of two inspections per year, some establishments may get three to four routine inspections depending on what menu type they may fall under.
Briefly, menu types are as follows:
Type 1: Pre-packaged non-potentially hazardous foods
Type 2: Limited menu, pre-packaged raw ingredients are cooked or prepared to order
Type 3: Extensive handling of raw ingredients; preparation includes cooking, cooling, and reheating
Type 4: Extensive handling of raw ingredients; preparation includes cooking, cooling, and reheating, advanced preparation: facilities who service a highly susceptible population
Type 5: Food processing at the retail level Altering policies to go by menu type is important so the department can focus more time and energy on food establishments that pose a higher risk of food borne illness to the community. This aligns with key department objectives to prevent food borne illness and protect the community