Health inspections are conducted to ensure that foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary. Health inspectors regulate retail food establishments to ensure all food products are in compliance with state laws and regulations. Sanitation requirements are designed to offer a more comprehensive approach to protecting the consumer from contaminated food and food borne illnesses.
Rodent and mosquito control is designed to reduce the incidence of vector born diseases. Truck mounted ULV spraying and larviciding are two methods used to effectively control mosquito populations. To reduce the rodent population, health inspectors use rodent abatement methods to eliminate the spread of disease in the City of Gary.