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Washington State Retail Food Rule Changes

We are now accepting Permanent and Mobile Food Establishment Plan Review applications through Environmental Health's online services portal. Learn more:

NOTE: This does not apply to new catering operations proposing to use an existing or shared commercial kitchen space.

Quick Bites from the Washington State Hospitality Association
News about the enforcement of food code updates delayed until Sept. 1, 2022 and other useful resources for food business operators.

In Seattle and King County, there are about 12,500 "permitted" permanent food establishments, including restaurants, food and espresso carts, coffee shops, delis and the fresh food sections of grocery stores. Each of these establishments has owners, managers and employees who have passed a test on handling food safely and received a food worker card. In addition, Health and Environmental Investigators inspect establishments several times each year and, if requested, offer an educational session for staff.

Search restaurant inspection records in King County

Visit the Public Health Insider blog for more food safety articles.

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401 - 5th Ave., Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104

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