Food Establishment Closures

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When and why we close food establishments

We close food establishments when food handling practices are a significant danger to public health. When food service establishments can’t immediately correct an issue, we require them to stop operating to prevent illness or injury.  

Reasons for immediate closure

  • Imminent health hazards.
    • Fire.
    • Flood.
    • Extended interruption of electricity or water.
    • Sewage backup.
    • Misuse of poisonous or toxic chemicals.
    • Onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak.
    • Gross insanitary occurrence or condition.
    • Lack of refrigeration.
  • Other circumstances that may endanger public health.
    • Repeated high score on a routine inspection (100 or more red points*).
    • Repeated occurrence of critical violation(s).
    • No operating permit. (Permits ensure all structural and equipment requirements are met to safely prepare a menu).  
    • Owner/manager interferes with inspector's ability to do their duties. 


    *Inspections with 35 or more red points require a follow-up inspection.

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Food establishments currently closed

Sel & Lumiere
1007 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup
Reason for closure: Operating without a valid food establishment permit.
Closed: 8/20/2019 at 12:04 p.m.

Farm Shed Wines
22808 Sumner Buckley Hwy. E., Buckley
Reason for closure: Operating without a permit.
Closed: 8/9/2018 at 3:51 p.m.

Food establishments reopened

Closure information stays online for 7 days after reopening.

Dae Won Garden
9312 South Tacoma Way STE 130, Lakewood
2-year inspection history.
Reason for closure: Repeated critical violations.
Closed: 9/19/2019 at 1:51 p.m.
Reopened: 9/20/2019 at 2:00 p.m.