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Food Safety

City of Garland Food Establishment Classifications
Class I Full Service Restaurants
Class II Fast Food Restaurants
Class III Sandwich shops and Convenience Stores with Snack Bars
Class IV Convenience Stores without Snack Bars
Class V Grocery Stores and Meat Markets
Class VI Food Processing Establishments
Class VII Day Care Center Kitchens
Class VIII Public School Cafeterias
Class IX Food Warehouses
Class X Mobile Food Preparation Vehicle

The Garland Health Department uses a 100-point scoring system during each unannounced routine inspection. Every violation noted is debited using a weighted scale (1 - 5) based on severity.

The frequency of inspection is based on each establishment’s potential "risk." The "risk" is based upon the previous inspection score average, number of critical or dangerous violations per inspection, type of food preparation and volume of customers. Unannounced scoring inspections are conducted from one to four times per year based on the calculated "risk" of the establishment. Find out more information on Restaurant Scores.


2017 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced

The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Food Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of their class on unannounced food service inspections during the previous year. In addition to receiving an award certificate to display for one year, each establishment will have its annual permit fee (from $250 to $450) waived for 2018.

2017 Food Excellence Award Winners


Accredited Food Handler Training Courses

For a complete list, please click here.  


Basic Food Safety Guidelines