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Food Placarding and Scoring cards

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) completed the feasibility study for a Restaurant Grading/Placarding Program in December 2013.  With the assistance of core stakeholders, a restaurant grading/placarding system modeled on Sacramento County’s Green-Yellow-Red grading system was selected. The Restaurant Placard/Scoring System was launched on October 1st, 2014. Click here to view results of facility inspections on the County website.  Results of facility inspections can also be viewed with the mobile app by clicking here.



All food facilities that prepare food are subject to the placarding and scoring program. They include but are not limited to restaurants (fast food to full scale), school cafeterias, coffee shops, café’s, bakeries, deli’s, and corporate cafeterias. Mobile food facilities (i.e. food trucks and carts), caterers, and limited food activities will be included in the future. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of the placarding and scoring program to a certain type of business, please contact us at [email protected]

On April 29, 2014, the Board of Supervisor's approved the DEH recommendation to implement a comprehensive new restaurant placarding and scoring system. Click here to read the board agenda item. 


The Restaurant Placarding/Scoring System includes posting colored placards (green, yellow, red) at food facilities and detailed inspection results with numerical compliance scores online.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Placarding and Scoring Program Handouts

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