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Food Establishments

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The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division inspects the city's 4,700 food establishments.  Those food establishments include boarding homes, commission merchants, dairies, delicatessens, bakeries, candy manufacturers, grocery stores, retail markets, ice cream manufacturers, restaurants, wholesale markets, mobile vendors and hotels. The staff for the program includes 17 sanitarians, two supervisors, a program manager, and a food technologist.

Mobile Vending
Mobile Food Vending

Plan Review
Facility Plan Review

HACCP Plans and Variances
Food Establishment Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan and Variance Requests

Closures and Restorations
Food Establishment Restoration Procedures
Closures and Restorations (after clicking on this link, then in the left column under Type please select "Advisory", then click Apply button)

Retail Food Emergency Guidelines [PDF]

Special Events
Food Services Guidelines for Special Events

Fees for Inspections, Plan Reviews, Re-Inspection after Closures and Processing Variance Requests [PDF]

Greening Guide
Greening Guide

Updated December 2018

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2180
Contact Fax: 
(202) 535-1359
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

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GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE