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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.

New food safety rating system
coming in January 2017!

Six possible versions of placards

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.