Current food establishment closures Public Health lists the reason the establishment was closed, whether it has been reopened, and the date it reopened. Reasons for closing a food establishment can vary and include such issues as failure to follow the permit process and unsafe food handling.
When and why Public Health closes a food establishment Public Health - Seattle & King County helps food establishments keep the risk of food borne illness low through education and inspections. Safe food handling practices address two basic causes of food borne illness: contamination and temperature control.
How to report unsafe food practices If you witness possible unsafe food handling practices at a food establishment, contact us immediately. All complaints to the Health Department are held in high confidence to protect your privacy.
Mock food inspection tour Go on a virtual tour with a Public Health food inspector to learn how an inspection is conducted and what Public Health looks for when investigating a food establishment.
Good food handling practices At each step in the flow of food through a food service establishment there are general food safety procedures that should be followed to help reduce the risk of contamination and mishandling and that could consequently lead to foodborne illness outbreaks.