Sonoma County is proposing the implementation of a color-coded placard system that delivers a clear and simple message to the public about a facility's food safety practices.
In January 2015, we started community outreach and field trials of this program when food facilities received a courtesy notification that reflected their inspection results.
Here's How it Works
When a food facility is inspected, it is given a color-coded placard.
A placard is posted in clear view at each food facility. It delivers a clear and simple message to the public about a facility's food safety practices, and assists the community in making informed decisions.
Pass: Green Placard - An acceptable level of compliance was achieved.
Conditional Pass: Yellow Placard - Violations were observed that required immediate correction, and a follow-up inspection will be conducted within 72 hours.
Closed: Red Placard - Closure was required due to an imminent danger to public health or safety.
We welcome your feedback on this new program.