Food inspections and regulations

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.

Name Description Released Format
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. April 29, 2019
Understanding the food facility inspection report pdf An explanation of the reports issued to food establishments after inspections. April 29, 2019