NOTICE: All Tulsa Health Department locations are closed Thursday & Friday, Nov 23-24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th to serve you.
Acting as a bridge between health authorities, the food industry, and the public, the Tulsa Food Advisory Council ensures a robust food safety program for all by developing policies and mediating disputes.
To serve as a liaison among Tulsa Health Department’s Food Protection Services, Food Industry, and Consumers to establish a cooperative relationship, to achieve a safe and effective food safety program, and to protect the citizens of Tulsa County and all transient guests and to:
The council is made up of 15 members representing three constituencies: food industry, health professionals and consumers. The council meets a minimum of once per year to advise Food Protection Services Consumer Protection Division on its policies, procedures, food safety issues, and codes. Impactful changes are forwarded to the Tulsa Board of Health and, if necessary, local city councils.
The council also plays a role in mediation and hearings concerning compliance with the food code, variances to the code, and suspension or revocation of food licenses.
The council has worked on many customer improvement surveys throughout the years and has participated in committees to incorporate improvements to the program.
If you have any concerns or suggestions you wish to be addressed by the council or Food Protection Services you may contact the council chairman, Andrew Arvay at 918-508-1925 or email email@example.com.
Food Industry Representatives:
Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant
Eric Bartlett, Vice Chairman
Rib Crib Corporation
Thomas "Evan" Kelamis
Health Professionals Representatives:
Marilyn Been, P.T.
Concentra Urgent Care
Steven Jennings, N.D.
Vicky B. Cha
General Consumer Representatives:
Sturm Consulting, Inc.
Harry Lentz, JD
Works & Lentz, Inc.
Andrew Arvay, Chairman
Independent Food Service Consultant
Food Service Consultant
Meetings take place at the Tulsa Health Department James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129 E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74134 in room #231
We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.