Food Safety

Wayne County Public Health Order 20-02 Summary

Procedures for Non-Childcare Businesses & Other Entities Remaining Open Under State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-21 and Wayne County Local Public Health Emergency Order # 20-02. Applies to businesses in Wayne County, with the exception of the City of Detroit.

On March 26, 2020 at 7:00pm EST, a Local Public Health Emergency Order #20-02 (PHO #20-02) went into effect for businesses operating under the State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-21.

This order requires business remaining open to

  • Develop and implement a daily screening procedure for all staff upon reporting to work sites
    • Inquire if the employee has symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or diarrhea
    • Recommend use of touchless/contactless thermometer when available, in lieu of verbal confirmation
    • Inquire if employee has had close personal contact with a Confirmed COVID-19 case; and
    • Inquire if the employee has traveled by plane in the last 14 days
  • If the employee answered Yes to any of the screening questions they must leave and self-isolate as noted in the Order
  • The facility must implement a social distancing plan between employees and customers, practice social distancing operationally as described in the both PHO #20-02 & State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-21.
  • A copy of PHO #20-02 MUST be posted at all entrances of open facilities and visible to all entering the business.
Copy of the Order can be found on the COVID-19 Information Page.


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:

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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 -

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