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Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division

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The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD) inspects the city's 5,500 +/- food establishments.  Those food establishments include boarding homes, commission merchants, dairies, delicatessens, bakeries, candy manufacturers, grocery stores, retail markets, ice cream manufacturers, restaurants, wholesale markets, mobile vendors and hotels.In addition, the FSHISD inspects the city’s swimming pools, beauty / barber shops, massage establishments, smoke free workplaces and mattress manufacturers.The staff for the program includes 22 sanitarians, two administrative staff, two supervisors, a program manager, and a food technologist.

Food-borne infections and intoxications affect millions of Americans every year. The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division offers educational, informational, and consultative sessions for community and industry groups.

Updated on August 2015

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2180
Contact Fax: 
(202) 535-1359
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

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GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE