Food Safety Program

PURPOSE

In Snohomish County, our mission is to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Snohomish County has approximately 3500 permitted retail food establishments. The Food Program provides food safety education and inspections of those permitted facilities. Our priority is always education. We want to help the public understand their role in keeping food safe and the ways to do that. 

The Food Program helps to lower the incidence of foodborne illness and injury through surveillance, inspection, education, assessment, enforcement, and plan reviews of retail food establishments. For more information on any of our services, click the icons below.

Food Worker Cards
Inspections and Closures
Food Permits
Starting a Food Business
Food Illness and Complaints
Food Safety Resources

Snohomish Health District Food Advisory Committee

The Food Advisory Committee (FAC) meets once a quarter to review what is happening at the Snohomish Health District and in the Food Program. This is a chance for the food service industry to have input. We value your opinions and insights. Many of our decisions are guided by this committee. If you think you would like to join the committee, please email Leah Tax at ltax@snohd.org to indicate your interest and your background. We want to have a wide representation of industry participating on this committee, so there is no guarantee that everyone will be selected.

FAC Meeting Minutes

To the review the most recent FAC meeting minutes, click here.

EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Each year food service establishments are nominated for excellence by their health district inspectors. These may be facilities that consistently meet or exceed food safety standards. They may be a facility that worked hard and took steps to improve. Members of the Food Advisory Committee review these nominations and help to choose the winner of each category. There are 6 categories; Full Menu Establishment, Fast Service Establishment, Limited Menu Establishment, Temporary Food Establishment, Large Grocery Chain, and School/Industrial/Institution Kitchen.

The 2019 Excellence Award winners

On behalf of the Snohomish Health District, thank you for making safe food handling practices a priority in your establishment! You have made a valuable contribution to the prevention of food-borne illnesses in Snohomish County.

Limited Menu Establishment

Gourmet Latte #10
 8221 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Fast Food Establishment

Jugos Y Licuados Gavilanes
 209 E. Casino Rd.
 Everett, WA 98208

Full Service Establishment

Wienerschnitzel #256
 5905 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203

Large Grocery Stores

Costco Wholesale #114
10200 19th Ave. SE
Everett, WA 98208

School/Industrial/Institutions

Snohomish County Corrections
 3025 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Temporary Food Service

Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus
 Temporary Food Booth
Mill Creek, WA 98082


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