- What does the ordinance do?
The Kitsap Public Health Board, which governs the Health District’s work, adopted the local ordinance to prevent and respond to foodborne illnesses in our county. The Food Service Regulations ordinance provides a clear framework for us to enforce state rules at the local level. The ordinance gives us authority to inspect food establishments and issue citations in situations that endanger public health.
- Who does this ordinance apply to?
The ordinance applies to food establishments in Kitsap County, including restaurants, temporary food vendors, and commercial kitchens, as well as people seeking food permits. A section in the ordinance adopts the rules in the Food Code, meaning that both the state and local regulations apply.
Comments on the proposed ordinance update will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 5. Please send comments or questions to:
- Mail: Kitsap Public Health District, ATTN: Food Ordinance, 345 6th Street Suite 300, Bremerton, WA 98337
Health District staff will host an open house on the proposed ordinance update from 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Chambers Room on the first floor of the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton.
For additional information, call 360-728-2235.