NORTHERN NEVADA Public Health Serving Reno, Sparks & Washoe County

Food Safety Services

The Food Protection Program strives to maintain the highest level of food safety in Washoe County for locals and visitors alike. Staff conducts annual inspections of food establishments including restaurants, food manufacturers, temporary food establishments and mobile food operations to determine compliance with current food safety regulations and practices.

Washoe Eats - Restaurant Inspection Scores

Download the Washoe Eats App for the most recent inspection information for permitted Washoe County food establishments. 

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Washoe Eats - Restaurant Inspection Scores

Active Managerial Control (AMC)

AMC can help operators standardize their business procedures, improve inspection scores and provide for a safer experience for your customers

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Active Managerial Control (AMC)

Food Protection Program staff also work collaboratively with members of the Communicable Diseases and Epidemiology to investigate complaints and outbreaks. Useful resources for operators are also listed below to help local business operators and support best practices for food preparation. New business owners can read through answers to frequently asked questions regarding permitting in both English and Spanish. To view restaurant inspection ratings, download the Washoe Eats App.

HACCP Guidance  l  Resources  l  Regulations  |  Applications |

Regulations of the Washoe County District Board of Health Governing Food Establishments

NOV (Notice of Violation) Appeal Process (Food Safety)

NOV (Notice of Violation) Appeal Process (Food Variance)

NOV (Notice of Violation) Appeal Process (Food Waiver)

Contact the Program

Amber English
Registered Environmentalist Health Specialist Supervisor

Michael Touhey
Senior Environmental Health Specialist

Kristen DeBraga
Senior Environmentalist Health Specialist 

Byron Collins
Senior Environmentalist Health Specialist 

Environmental Health Services Contact:
Phone: 775.328.2434    Fax 775.328.6176

Last modified on 11/15/2023