Food Safety


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 to 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, the number of critical or dangerous violations per inspection, and 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.

  1. Training Courses
  2. Documents for Food Establishments
  3. Regulations

Accredited Food Handler Training Courses

View a list of accredited food handler training courses available online or in a classroom setting.

Accredited Certified Food Manager Courses

View a list of accredited certified food manager courses available (PDF).