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Welcome to the Food Safety Program Homepage

We work with local food businesses, state and federal government regulators, and our community to reduce the rate of foodborne illness in our region.

We also provide education to reduce the risk of illness and injury from poisons, animal-borne diseases, and other unsafe conditions in our environment. 

In our program, we aim to:

  • prevent illness in our residents and visitors
  • promote healthy lifestyles
  • protect our environment to protect our health
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    Public Food Service We license all retail food service operations in Benton and Franklin Counties.
      Temporary Food Booths  People that serve food must have their plans approved by the health department.

    Online Inspection Reports View inspection reports of local food establishments with our online database.

    Food Worker Education All food workers must have a valid food worker card within 14 days of hire.
    Food Safety at Home These tips can help you serve safer food at picnics, potlucks, and at home.
      Illnesses or Complaints Report illnesses or complaints with food, smoking, or schools.
    Educational Materials    Fact sheets on food safety, injury prevention, and zoonotic diseases.
    Meet Your Inspectors Trained Environmental Health Specialists work in the Food Safety & Living Environment Program.

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    Benton Franklin Health District
    7102 W Okanogan Pl
    Kennewick WA
    (509) 460 4200
    412 W Clark
    Pasco WA
    (509) 547-9737

    Emergency Contact Information

    Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
    Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
    Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
    BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
    The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
    BFHD Privacy Statement
    Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
    State and County Resources
    Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
    WAC's - RCW's
    Community Health Status Indicators
    Reportable Conditions
    Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees