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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 

2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards presented to 26 Jefferson County Food Establishments

The 2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the May 15, 2014 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 26 restaurants, full service food establishments and their proprietors who demonstrated the highest standards for safe food handling during the past year.

The 26 restaurants and proprietors listed below worked hard in 2013 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:

2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards Winners

Belmont Catering Lanza’s
Blue Heron Middle School Olympic Trading Post
Bon Appetit/Local Goods Port Townsend Senior Nutrition
Brinnon School District Cuisine Med Catering
Cedarbrook School QFC#106 Deli -  Port Townsend
Chimacum Elementary School QFC#106 Grocery – Pt Townsend
Chimacum Middle School QFC#870 Deli – Port Hadlock
Chimacum High School Quilcene School Cafeteria
Discovery View Retirement Safeway #538 Grocery
Ferino’s Pizzeria The Boiler Room
Food Co-op Deli Timberhouse Restaurant
Food Co-op Grocery Tri-Area Community Center
Inn at Port Ludlow Catering

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