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Restaurant Inspections

In Snohomish County, a health district inspector looks at every aspect of establishments, literally from the ceiling to the floor. Inspectors look for compliance in two categories: critical and non-critical violations.

Critical items have the greatest potential to cause illness or harm to the public, including:

  • Current food worker training for all workers
  • Proper hand-washing facilities
  • Raw meats stored below or away from ready to eat foods
  • Proper food cooling and hot holding procedures
  • Use of gloves to prevent bare hand contact with food

Online restaurant inspection reports

The Environmental Health Division is currently transitioning to a new online inspection service. Online inspection reports are not available at this time.

Biggest risk factors observed during an inspection

  • Ill food workers
  • Hand-washing
  • Bare hand contact
  • Cooling
  • Cross contamination
  • Hot holding
  • Cold holding
  • Reheating
  • Cooking
  • Fruit and vegetable washing

Snohomish Health District believes in educating the community and thus works with operators to create a safer food establishment for the public.

Contact us

Food Safety

3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Did you know?

Snohomish Health District inspections ensure proper food handling, cleaning and safety at more than 3,000 permanent restaurants, groceries and other food establishments,1,000 temporary food booths, and 200 school kitchens.