Finding my way into restaurant kitchens: a Food Inspector Story

For National Public Health Week (April 3-7th), we’re celebrating by featuring unsung public health heroes who make our communities safer and healthier. Each day, we’ll highlight a public health worker through their own words, sharing their work and why they’re committed to serving our community. To kick off the week we spoke with one of […]

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How many restaurants have a food safety rating? 300 and counting!

It has been two weeks since we launched the Food Safety Rating System. Have you seen the new restaurant window signs? If you haven’t, you will soon. The new system is rolling out across King County in four phases throughout 2017. We divided King County into four geographic areas. When a new phase of the […]

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Food safety rating on a curve: How it’s done and why it matters

We recently launched our first-of-its kind food safety rating system, and we look forward to rolling it out over the course of the next year. One unique component of our approach to providing residents with easy-to-use signage is our adoption of a rating “curve,” or adjustment of ratings by zip code. This new system has raised questions among some […]

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Drum roll! And the winner is… Option C!

Look for new food safety ratings in restaurant windows! Starting today, January 17th, restaurants will begin receiving their new food safety rating and window sign as they are routinely inspected. You may not see window signs in your neighborhood restaurant right away since restaurants will be rolled into the new system in four phases throughout […]

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