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Whether dining out or buying food to go, you should expect your food to be prepared safely. The Food Safety Program helps protect you from food borne illness by testing food workers on proper food handling methods and inspecting all Clark County food establishments.

Holiday food safety

Food safety at home

Learn about common foodborne illnesses and tips for safely preparing and storing food at home.

Food service forms
Download food establishment permit forms and information packets.

Food worker testing
Learn how to get your food workers card and view our training video.

Restaurant inspections
View inspection reports for your favorite restaurants.

Selling food at farmers markets, fairs, festivals and fundraisers



News and alerts

Washington State Food Rule
Highlights of the changes and additions to the Washington State Food Rule (PDF)

Cottage Food Operations law
The new Cottage Food Operations law allows people to make certain foods (e.g. jams, jellies and baked goods) in their home kitchens and sell directly to consumers. These operations will be licensed and inspected by the state department of agriculture (WSDA).

Be wary of unauthorized online food worker training programs
The only site approved for online food worker testing in Washington State is Two websites that do not qualify as state approved are and

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(360) 397-8000 ext. 7205

Russian contact information

(360) 397-8000 ext. 7214