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Food Safety

The Environmental Health Division of Jefferson County Public Health manages a number of programs designed to assure the safe service of food throughout the county.  The programs include permits, training and inspection of workers, premises and facilities.

The Food Safety Inspector is available for your questions as follows:

  • "Walk-in"  hours, Monday 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Environmental Health office, 615 Sheridan, Port Townsend.
  • Tuesday - Thursday by appointment only - please call 385-9444.    

WA State online Food Worker Course "Do it Right, Serve it Safe!"

Information from the CDC about foodborne illness 

Food Safety Program 2012 Performance Measures - Year End Report

Food Safety Program 2013 Performance Measures - Planned

Food Service Newsletter, Winter 2013 

Commercial Kitchens for Rent in Jefferson County

2014 Outstanding Achievement Awards presented to 22 Jefferson County Food Establishments

Left to Right: Glenda Meek (J.C. Horse Project 4H), Robert Gray (P.T. Senior Nutrition), Liz Mays (Jefferson Mental Health), Jared Keefer (J.C. Environmental Health), Alice Yantz (JMH), Nate Maxwell (JMH), and Adam Marquis (JMH)

The 2014 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the May 21, 2015 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 22 restaurants, full service food establishments, and their proprietors who demonstrated the highest standards for safe food handling during the past year.

The 22 restaurants and proprietors listed below worked hard in 2014 to maintain excellent food safety standards. Most of them are full service restaurants and food establishments that work with complex menus, so they have added food safety challenges. Jefferson County Public Health and the Board of Health recognized them for their dedication to preventing illness and encourages the entire food industry to strive for the same honor.

Criteria for the award were developed by the JCPH Food Safety Roundtable and Jefferson County Food Safety Staff.  These are based upon food safety inspections conducted in the areas of personal hygiene, food temperature safety, and prevention of contamination. All food workers must hold a current Washington State Food Worker Card.

Please view Jefferson County Public Health’s website for favorite restaurants and scores at

2014 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners:
Belmont Catering, Blue Heron Middle School, Brinnon School District, Cedarbrook School, Chimacum Primary School, Chimacum Elementary School, Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum High School, Ferino’s Pizzeria, Food Co-op Grocery, Inn at Port Ludlow Catering, Jefferson County Horse Project 4H, Jefferson County Jail, Jefferson Mental Health, Lanza’s, Lively Olive Tasting Bar, Port Townsend Senior Nutrition, Port Townsend High School Cafeteria, QFC#106 Deli -  Port Townsend, Queets Clearwater Elementary School, Quilcene School Cafeteria, Timberhouse Restaurant


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615 Sheridan Street - Port Townsend, WA 98368
Community Health: 360.385.9400 | Environmental Health: 360.385.9444