Food Business Information

Food establishments in the City of West Allis are inspected for violations and unsafe practices by Health Department Environmentalists. They follow the Wisconsin Food Code for safe food handling and good retail practices. Click the below links for more information. 

apply for a food license

All food businesses need a food license according to state code. Bars need to also use the food license application to apply for a sanitation permit/fee. Apply for a food license here.


Food establishments must have a certified food protection manager on staff, click the below link for more information. 


Infected food workers present a severe food safety risk. The person in charge is required to notify the Health Department Environmentalists if any food employees are jaundiced or known to be infected with:

  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Shiga toxin-producing E. coli
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Norovirus
  • Typhoid fever

Helpful Links

FOOD SAFETY handouts


The Lake County General Health District has food safety videos and fact sheets covering handwashing, date marking, employee illness, chemicals, reheating and cooling, cold and hot holding and food storage.

 FDA Posters/Storyboards - Educational Materials for Food Employees: These posters/storyboards are designed to enhance food safety training efforts at the retail level by helping food employees understand the important role they play in protecting public health. They are available in nine different languages, including Arabic, English, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.