Food Worker Cards and Restaurant Complaints
Local county health departments issue the food worker card and collect restaurant complaints.
Foodborne Illness Reporting
Report a suspected foodborne illness to your local health department.
Healthcare providers, hospitals, and local health departments must immediately report foodborne disease outbreaks.
Starting a Food Business
If your business will sell food directly to customers, contact your local health department.
If your business will sell food to restaurants or grocery stores, contact the Department of Agriculture.
If your business will cook, bake, or otherwise produce low risk food in your home to sell directly to consumers, contact the Department of Agriculture.
Food Safety Program
Office Phone: 360-236-3330
Mail: Washington State Department of Health, PO Box 47824, Olympia, WA 98504-7824