The District of Columbia

Food Safety Inspections

by Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration

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About: Health and Human Services, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration, HRLA, Food, Food Safety, Licenses, Inspections, DOH, Department of Health, Transparency, Accountability, Citywide Data Warehouse
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

This dataset provides a list of all food safety inspections performed by the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division, a division within the Health Regulation Licensing Administration. The dataset provides the outcomes of these inspections to include any cited violations if applicable. Each day the Citywide Data Warehouse receives a full copy of the database. All inspection records are refreshed daily.

The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD) makes certain that residents and visitors to the Nation's Capital consume safe and wholesome food. The Division protects the public health and safety of the residents and visitors in the District by ensuring the safety of the food supply and ensuring the sanitation of non-food health facilities through inspections, enforcement, education and training. The Division administers an inspection program to address risk factors known to contribute to food-borne illness. Staff enforces regulations that reduce the risk of food borne illness, ensures food products are honestly and accurately represented and promotes public and industry awareness and understanding of legal requirements and responsibilities of the food establishments and other non-food health facilities. The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division inspects the city's 4,700 food establishments. Those food establishments include boarding homes, commission merchants, dairies, delicatessens, bakeries, candy manufacturers, grocery stores, retail markets, ice cream manufacturers, restaurants, wholesale markets, mobile vendors and hotels. The staff for the program includes 17 sanitarians, two supervisors, a program manager, and a food technologist. Additional information about the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division may be found on the Department of Health's HRLA website.

Purpose

This dataset has been created by Citywide Data Warehouse program. The mission of the Citywide Data Warehouse is to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making; support executive and agency management in the implementation of business processes which will guarantee access to useful and well-organized information for DC Government workers, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

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Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th Street NW, Suite 930
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Credits

Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Citywide Data Warehouse

 
Distribution

Distribution liability: Neither the District of Columbia Government nor the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) makes any claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained in this application; makes any representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The data is subject to change as modifications and updates are complete. It is understood that the information contained in the dataset is being used at one's own risk.

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Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Entity

Food Safety Inspections 

Attributes

  • Establishment ID 
    Department of Health unique identifier for all establishments.
  • Establishment Name 
    This is the name of the establishment.
  • Street No. 
    Street number.
  • Direction 
    Street direction.
  • Street Name 
    Street name.
  • Street Type 
    Street type.
  • Suffix 
    Street suffix.
  • Unit Type 
    Unit type.
  • Unit Number 
    Unit number.
  • Zip code 
    Zip code.
  • Plus 4 
    Plus 4 (from Zip code).
  • Quad 
    District of Columbia Quadrant of the establishment.
  • Ward 
    District of Columbia Ward Location of the establishment.
  • City 
    City.
  • State 
    State.
  • Permit ID 
    Department of Health unique identifier for establishment licenses.
  • License Type 
    This is the type of facility.
  • Establishment Phone 
    Telephone Number of the Establishment.
  • License Status 
    The health inspection status of the establishment.
  • License Status Date 
    Date of the License Status
  • Date Active 
    Start date of the facility.
  • License Expiration Date 
    Expiration date of the License.
  • Risk Category 
    Department of Health determined risk level of the establishment.
  • DCRA License ID 
    District of Columbia Department of Regulatory Affairs agency ID Number.
  • Inspection ID 
    Department of Health unique identifier for all inspections.
  • Date of Inspection 
    Inspection Date.
  • Inspection Type 
    Type of inspection.
  • Inspector Assigned 
    Inspector name assigned to the inspection.
  • Inspector Comments 
    Narrative or Inspector comments.
  • Violation Number 
    Violation number.
  • Observation Type 
    Observation number.
  • Violation Type 
    Violation type.
  • Severity 
    Severity of the violation.
  • Violation Code 
    The code vilation cited.
  • Observations 
    Observations made by the inspector related to the code violation(s).

    Provided by
    Citywide Data Warehouse Program

    441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
    Washington DC, 20001, USA

    fax: 202-727-5660
    hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm