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In Seattle and King County, there are about 11,000 "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.

About the Food Protection program Get a food worker card Get a food business permit Inspection reporting system Food safety fact sheets Food safety videos

Attend a stakeholder meeting

The Food Program's stakeholder meetings are held throughout King County on a quarterly basis. The meetings are open to all King County residents and generally include the participation of people involved in the food industry, community based organizations, and residents.

New food safety rating system

Finalized food safety rating poster

The new food safety rating system improves how Public Health - Seattle & King County rates food safety in restaurants and how that information will be available to you. Learn more.

Contact us

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

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