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Public Health - Seattle & King County Food Code requires individuals who are engaged in cutting fresh beef, veal, lamb and/or pork within a meat establishment to obtain a personal occupational "Meat Cutter" license.

The Meat Cutter exam is a basic test designed to check for rudimentary skills of meat cutting, handling, care of meat, knowledge of sanitation and code requirements.

In preparation for the exam we can provide study information for review upon request. This material is available as reference only and may be reviewed by making an appointment with our Downtown Environmental Health office staff.

Meat Cutter Exam and Study Guide materials are available by appointment only

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Call 206-263-9566 to make arrangements located at:

Downtown Environmental Health 
401- 5th Ave., 11th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

2016 fees:

  • Meat Cutter exam: $99.00
  • Meat Cutter license: $74.00

Additional study information: