Food Inspections

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Bismarck's Environmental Health Division routinely inspects licensed food establishments in Bismarck. The frequency of inspections is based on a system of risk categorization which involves types of foods served, the preparation steps these foods require, volume of food, populations served and previous compliance history. Routine food inspections are typically unannounced. 

Click the link below to view Bismarck's current quarterly food inspections:

Environmental Health inspections for all other licensed facilities can be viewed online through Bismarck's eTRAKiT system

Popular Food Inspection Terms

"COS" stands for Corrected on Site. 

"PHF" stands for Potentially Hazardous Food which is food that requires time-temperature control to prevent the growth of microorganisms and the production of toxins. Some examples include dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, cooked vegetables, sprouts, sliced melons, cut tomatoes, cut leafy greens, tofu and untreated garlic and oil mixtures. 

"PIC" stands for Person in Charge. 

"RTE" stands for Ready to Eat. Ready to eat foods are edible without additional preparation to achieve food safety. 

If you would like further clarification on a specific item, please contact Bismarck's Environmental Health Division at (701) 355-3400. 

  1. Anton Sattler


  2. Public Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883