Important Notice to Readers - reviewing the entire inspection history of an establishment, rather than an individual inspection score, will provide a more accurate picture of an establishment's commitment to food safety and sanitation.
Scores assigned during food inspections are used by the Mason County Health Department to measure food service establishments' compliance with sanitation codes. The department provides protection against foodborne illness by assuring that foods provided by food service establishments, retail food stores, and temporary food service events in Mason County are protected against contamination or adulteration.
This program focuses on the identification, reduction, and whenever possible, the elimination of factors in the food service industry which have the potential to create a foodborne illness. Program activities include:
* Licensing of food establishments
* Issue permits to temporary food stands
* Offer Food Service Sanitation Manager's Refresher Course and Exam
* Food establishment surveys
* Complaint investigations