Food Establishment Inspections

Food establishment inspections are conducted by Fairfax County's Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, Consumer Protection Program. Please call 703-246-2444 if you have questions about the food service inspections or other food related topics.

The Fairfax County Health Department permits and inspects approximately 3,200 food establishments within the localities of Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and City of Falls Church. All three jurisdictions have ordinances governing the operation of food establishments based on the FDA 2005 Food Code.

Food Inspection Reports: You may view inspection reports for restaurants, fast food operations, deli, cafeterias and other types of food service establishments inspected by Fairfax County Health Department specialists.

  • NOTE: This link will take you to the Virginia Department of Health section of Health Space's website. To return to the Fairfax County website use your browser's back button.
  • The inspection report information posted here describes conditions found in food service establishments at the time of the inspection. A single inspection should not be used to evaluate a food service establishment. Looking at the series of inspection results over time gives a more accurate picture of the food service establishment's commitment to food safety and sanitation.
  • Any time a food service establishment is found to pose an imminent hazard to the public health, the Permit to Operate is suspended until such time as the health hazard is removed. An imminent health hazard may exist because of an emergency such as a fire, flood, extended interruption of electrical or water service, sewage backup, misuse of poisonous or toxic materials, the onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak, a gross unsanitary occurrence or condition or other circumstance that may endanger public health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Inspection of Food Establishments

Important Links

Emergency-Related Health Questions About Food
FDA 2005 Food Code: Current Standard for Fairfax County Health Department inspections
Food Safety Education: United State Department of Agriculture gateway to food safety information and education.
Chapter 43.1 Food Code: Link to Food and Food Establishments Section in the Code of Fairfax


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