Washington State Food Code

Over the past few years, Washington State has worked to adopt the national FDA Food Code in part. Some things that Washington food workers remained the same, like food handler card requirements. Other things changed dramatically, like the requirement to wear gloves whenever a worker is handling ready to eat foods. This food code went into affect in May of 2005. Food Service Establishments continue to adapt to these new rules. Information below provides resources regarding the changes.

General Food Code Resources