Here's How It Works
When a food facility is inspected, it is given a color-coded placard. The placard is posted in clear view near the entrance to 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. No more than one major violation was observed and corrected at the time of inspection.
Conditional Pass: Yellow Placard – Two or more major violations were observed and corrected at time of inspection. A follow-up inspection will be conducted within 24 - 72 hours.
Closed: Red Placard – Closure was required due to an imminent danger to public health or safety.
The color-coded placarding program was approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 1, 2016 and will be implemented on June 1, 2016. It will take approximately 6 months to a year for each food facility in the program to receive their placard.
We welcome your feedback on this new program.