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Two helpful documents while viewing inspection scores:


1) How the inspection process works

2) How to interpret a food establishment inspection report


We inspect more than 1,300 Kitsap County permanent food establishments.

The purpose of our inspection is to assure that food is being handled properly - from receiving, to preparation, and through serving. Our inspectors observe kitchen workers' food handling practices and hygiene, inspect equipment and storage areas, take food temperatures, and make sure that food workers use correct hand washing practices.

It is important to remember that inspections of food establishments are a snapshot in time. What occurs during an inspection today may be different than what occurs in the establishment tomorrow.

If we find food safety violations, we work with the staff to correct them immediately and make sure they understand how to operate correctly going forward. We may conduct a follow-up inspection if needed, even though the food safety violations were corrected during our routine inspection. Learn more about our inspection process by reading our Food Service Establishment Inspection Process document.

We write a report summarizing the results of each inspection and give a numerical inspection score. Each inspection report has a total score based on the number and types of violations noted. Learn more about how to interpret an inspection report by reading our How to Interpret a Food Establishment Inspection Report document.

Still have questions? Contact us! Call our Food Safety Program at 360-728-2235 and ask for the Food Inspector of the Day, or send an email to

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