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Food Establishments

The Division of Food inspects the city's over 6,500 food establishments.  Those food establishments include delicatessens, bakeries, candy manufacturers, grocery stores, retail markets, ice cream manufacturers, restaurants, wholesale markets, mobile vendors, and hotels. The staff for the program includes a program manager, food technologist, 2 plan review sanitarians, 20 sanitarians, a licensing specialist, and an administrative assistant. 

Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Certificate   
Retail Food Emergency Guidelines [PDF]
Facility Plan Review 
Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan and Variance Requests  
Marijuana Restrictions in Food Establishments [PDF] 
Greening Guide 
Food Establishment Inspection Reports*
*DC Health does not assign a grade, percentage, or rating for establishment inspection reports. We perform a pass-fail inspection. The amount of Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core violations are tallied at the top of each inspection report. DC Health also performs follow up inspections to ensure the violations which were cited on the initial report have been corrected. To view an establishment’s inspection report, click on the link above.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2180
Contact Fax: 
(202) 535-1359
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
2201 Shannon Place SE