Food Safety

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Food Inspections 

The Food Safety & Sanitation Program uses a scoring system for restaurant and other food facility inspections performed in the Municipality. All food establishments, temporary food service and pool/spa facilities within the municipality inspected by municipal health inspectors are posted online.  

Remote Inspections COVID-19 Update

What to Expect During a Remote Inspection

The Environmental Health Program staff are currently conducting remote restaurant and food facility inspections due to COVID-19. The purpose of conducting a remote routine inspection is to assist businesses with taking the precautions needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining food safety practices. A remote visit will allow us to protect your employees by providing physical distancing while conducting these important inspections.

After the remote visit, you will receive an inspection report that shows you have completed a remote inspection. You can post this document on your door, your social media page, or anywhere else you choose to show your customers the steps you are taking to provide them with food and a dining environment that is safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Please contact the Anchorage Health Department, Environmental Health (907) 343-4200 to schedule a routine remote inspection.

The health of our community depends on it; thanks for doing your part for food safety, COVID-19 safety, and the economy!



Concerns

Responding to complaints and concerns is a priority for the Food Safety and Sanitation Program. Timely reporting is key for a successful investigation.

If you believe you may have become ill as a result of eating food from a public food facility such as a restaurant or from swimming at a public swimming pool, please submit a complaint online​, or call our office at 343-4200.

On weekends or after hours, call (800) 478-0084.

If you have a complaint or concern about sanitation in a food establishment in the Municipality of Anchorage or have other questions or concerns, please call our office at 343-4200 or File a Concern Online​

We are located at 825 L Street on the third floor. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and closed daily for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

If you would like to stop by the office to speak with an inspector we suggest that you call ahead to make an appointment to ensure an inspector will be available to speak with you. Inspectors are frequently conducting on-site inspections in the field and may not be immediately available in person.

Customer Service Survey

The Municipality of Anchorage to have the services we provide meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. By taking this survey you will help us determine what we are doing well and where we can improve customer satisfaction while protecting public health and safety in our community.