The Department of Health conducts routine inspections of food facilities in the City of Philadelphia. Most inspections occur once a year. During routine inspections, inspectors stress the prevention of foodborne illness and educate food facility operators on proper food handling techniques.
Food businesses in Philadelphia must have an employee certified in food safety present whenever they are operating, whether or not the business is open to the public. Find out how to take a food safety course.
|Regulations Governing Food Establishments PDF||Philadelphia's food regulations safeguard public health and ensure that consumers are provided food that is safe and honestly presented.||October 3, 2018|
|Food facility inspections in the City of Philadelphia PDF||Information about food facility inspections.||March 17, 2020|
|Understanding the food facility inspection report PDF||An explanation of the reports issued to food establishments after inspections.||March 17, 2020|