Food Safety


Please be advised that at least one of our operators was contacted by telephone and asked to pay a $3 credit card fee over the phone. Food Service license fees are due by April 30, but the Food Safety Unit will not contact you by phone to request funds. The department does not accept credit card information over the telephone.

We now accept online credit card payments, but we do not initiate or solicit that payment. If you are contacted with a request for a telephone payment, please record the incoming phone number, if possible and convenient. Then contact the Food Safety Unit at 734-727-7444 or email us at


The Food Safety Program seeks to prevent food borne illnesses. This is accomplished through monitoring, education and enforcement in licensed food service facilities.

Inspection Reports for Restaurants in Wayne County

To keep Wayne County citizens safe, the Environmental Health Section maintains a comprehensive list of inspection reports for restaurants in Wayne County. Inspection Reports for restaurants can be seen at Once on the Sword Solutions website, please click on inspections and follow the instructions that are provided.

Michigan Food Law 2000 changed and the terms 'critical violation' and 'noncritical violation' are no longer used by a regulatory authority to classify violations of the Food Code as of October 1, 2012. The new violation citation terminology established in the FDA 2009 Food Code is Priority, Priority Foundation, and Core.

  • "Priority item" means a provision in the Food Code whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention, or reduction to an acceptable level of hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury. Priority item includes an item with a quantifiable measure to show control of hazards such as cooking, reheating, cooling, or hand washing.

  • "Priority Foundation item" means a provision in the Food Code whose application supports, facilitates, or enables one or more priority items. Priority Foundation item includes an item that requires the purposeful incorporation of specific actions, equipment, or procedures by industry management to attain control of risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury such as personnel training, infrastructure, or necessary equipment, HACCP plans, documentation or record-keeping, and labeling.

  • "Core item" means a provision in the Food Code that is not designated as a Priority item or a Priority Foundation item. Core item includes an item that usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities or structures, equipment design, or general maintenance.


The Emergency Action Plan for Retail Food Establishments is a practical guidance for Foodservice Establishments to plan and respond to emergencies that create the potential for an imminent health hazard such as loss of power, fire, flood and other emergencies.

Food Service Facility Handouts:

Contact Us

Wayne County Health, Veterans & Community Wellness
Health Admin Building
Wellness Services Division
Environmental Health Section
EAST WING (Parking at Venoy Road Entrance)

33030 Van Born Road
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone (734) 727-7400
Fax: (734)-727-7165
Email: For Foods, including restaurant complaints -

Hours of Operation
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Closed For Lunch: 11:30AM - 12:30PM