Food Rules & Regulations

Northeast Tri County Health District follows state regulations to enforce food safety.  Washington State Board of Health adopted updates to chapter 246-215 WAC, Food Service, on October 13, 2020. The adopted revisions incorporate the 2017 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code with Washington modifications that address legislative changes and food safety issues raised by stakeholders.  

The printable PDF versions of the updated WAC 246-215 are posted below. Due to the staggered implementation of the revised rule, a preface identifies the sections that are effective January 15, 2021 and guidance for the definitions that have been deleted. 

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