Seattle Restaurant Alliance weighs in on our new food safety rating system

Public Health-Seattle & King County is launching a new Food Safety Rating System next week, on January 17th. As the launch date draws near we spoke with the Seattle Restaurant Alliance to see what they think about the new system. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what the Seattle Restaurant Alliance does? […]

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Public Health investigates rare bacterial infection associated with raw seafood

After a King County woman was diagnosed with a rare and sometimes fatal bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, public health officials are investigating the possibility that the bacteria came from tilapia fish purchased locally. Public Health cautions anyone who has come into contact with raw fish to seek medical care if they develop symptoms of infection. […]

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Public Health investigates Salmonella outbreak (updated 7/20)

Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonella bacteria) associated with a Good Vibe Tribe Luau held on 7/3/16 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle.  You can read more details about what we know about the ongoing investigation here. Some questions you may have: Who got sick? UPDATED 7/20 […]

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Two heads are better than one: One step closer to restaurant grading

Three health inspectors walk into a bar. You might expect that they order three different drinks and hilarious antics ensue, but what really happens is that three slightly different inspection reports are filed. It’s no joke – in fields that rely on decentralized decisions and discretionary authority, consistency from one professional to another is a […]

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Eagerly awaiting restaurant placarding? Here are the next best things.

A little over a year ago we wrote about the challenges of developing a fair and reliable placarding system for restaurants (read it now!). You see, not all placarding systems work the same way. We did some research to find out what other jurisdictions do, and we identified some areas for improvement as we develop […]

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