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:
- QUARTERLY (OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2019) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (JULY - SEPTEMBER 2019) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (APRIL - JUNE 2019) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (JULY - SEPTEMBER 2018) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (APRIL - JUNE 2018) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (JANUARY - MARCH 2018) FOOD INSPECTIONS
- QUARTERLY (OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017) 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.