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Food Safety

The Environmental Health Division of Jefferson County Public Health manages a number of programs designed to assure the safe service of food throughout the county.  The programs include permits, training and inspection of workers, premises and facilities.

The Food Safety Inspector is available for your questions as follows:

  • "Walk-in"  hours, Monday 9:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Environmental Health office, 615 Sheridan, Port Townsend.
  • Tuesday - Thursday by appointment only - please call 385-9444.    


Learn about the 2017 Changes to Food Establishment Permitting Structure and Fees

WA State online Food Worker Course "Do it Right, Serve it Safe!"

Information from the CDC about foodborne illness 

Food Safety Program 2012 Performance Measures - Year End Report

Food Safety Program 2013 Performance Measures - Planned

Food Service Newsletter, Winter 2013 

Commercial Kitchens for Rent in Jefferson County


Jefferson County Food Safety Awards
presented to 21 Jefferson County Food Establishments


Left to Right: Back row: David Sullivan, Jared Keefer, Vicki Kirkpatrick; Center row: Beau Ohlgren, Melanie Johnson, Kathy Ackerman, Ginger Bischel, Stephanie McCleary; Front row: Adam Burns, Devon Carney, Stephanie Winanas, Mary Schmidt, and Stacy Larson 


Port Townsend – The 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the April 21, 2016 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 21 restaurants, full-service food establishments, and their proprietors for demonstrating the highest standards of safe food handling during the past year.

The 21 restaurants and proprietors listed below worked hard in 2015 to maintain excellent food safety standards. Most of the recognized establishments work with complex menus, which adds to food safety challenges. Jefferson County Public Health and the Board of Health recognized them for their dedication to preventing illness, and encouraged the entire food industry to strive for the same honor.
 Criteria for the award were developed by the JCPH Food Safety Roundtable and Jefferson County Food Safety Staff and are based on food safety inspections conducted in the areas of personal hygiene, food temperature safety, and prevention from contamination. All food workers must hold a current Washington State Food Worker Card.

 Please view Jefferson County Public Health’s website for your favorite restaurants and their scores at

2015 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners:

 Blue Moose Uptown Pub & Grill, Brinnon School District, Brinnon Senior Supper Club, Chimacum Primary School, Chimacum High School, Chimacum Middle School, Discovery View Retirement Association, Ferino’s Pizzeria, Food Co-op Deli, Grant Street School, Jefferson County Jail, Jefferson Mental Health, Lanza’s, Port Townsend Senior Nutrition, Quilcene School Cafeteria, QFC#106 Deli - Port Townsend, QFC # 870 Deli - Port Hadlock, Tri-Area Community Center Senior Nutrition / Meal, The Tin Brick, Timberhouse Restaurant, Velocity Coffee Ltd.


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