A new database of retail food establishment inspection reports is coming soon!
The Fairfax County Health Department will be launching a new database of local food inspection reports in the coming weeks. If you would like a report for an establishment, please visit our office or call us at +1 (703) 246-2201.
Food inspection reports are available 30 business days after inspection. These reports are for retail food establishments including (but not limited to) restaurants, fast food operations, delis, grocery stores, cafeterias and other types of “eateries” inspected by health inspectors. Inspection reports are available for food establishments in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church.
Fast Facts about Health Department Food Establishment Inspections
- Food establishment inspections are conducted by Fairfax County's Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, Consumer Protection Program.
- The Fairfax County Health Department permits and inspects approximately 3,300 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
- 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.