Businesses that present an imminent health risk due to major violations of the California Retail Food Code (Cal Code) are closed by Environmental Health staff. For businesses that have repeated non-compliance with Cal Code, an administrative hearing is conducted with a business representative and Environmental Health staff.
San Mateo County Environmental Health Services regularly inspects more than 3,000 food establishments throughout the County. The Online Food Inspection tool allows you to look up the inspection history of food establishments in San Mateo County. The inspection information will indicate the major and minor violations at each establishment, the closure history, and overall health code compliance. This data is also available on the County’s Open Data Portal.
Every year, one in six Americans gets sick from foodborne illnesses, and 3,000 people die from them.
Foodborne illness is preventable and San Mateo County is rolling out a new way for customers to easily see how their favorite restaurants score on food safety.