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How to report a possible foodborne illness


Short URL: kingcounty.gov/foodborne


Did you or others in your party get sick after eating food prepared
by a King County food business?

Call 206-296-4774 or toll-free, 1-800-325-6165, ext. 6-4774

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm


Please have the following information ready when you call:

  • Name and location of food establishment

  • Date and time of meal

  • Foods consumed

  • Symptoms of illness

  • Contact information for you and other members of your party, including those who did not get sick

If more information is needed, a member of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Section may call you back to get more details about what you ate and drank and the symptoms you experienced.

All information will be kept confidential. Your answers will help us determine if food served at the establishment is responsible for illness.

Because foodborne illness reports contain protected health information, we regret that we cannot accept reports over the web or by e-mail.

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