Rating List Information
Ratings of food establishments are based on sanitation practices and food handling procedures observed on the date of inspection. This list contains the rating of the most recent routine inspection completed.
An establishment may not be listed for several reasons, such as an establishment which has been recently opened, an establishment temporarily closed for repair, etc. or the establishment's failure to meet minimum sanitation requirements.
All new establishments are given an initial rating no higher than "standard" and may move to a higher sanitation rating on subsequent inspections, based upon performance.
Unannounced inspections are conducted on a routine basis. Sanitation ratings are based upon a standardized statewide inspection system. Items of greatest importance include:
- Safe food source and storage
- Proper food temperature control
- Employee health and personal hygiene practices
- Cleaning and sanitation practices
- Facility and equipment design
- Construction and maintenance
- Fly and vermin control
- Water supply
- Handling/storage of utensils
- Waste disposal
Superior - The establishment understands and routinely corrects sanitation deficiencies on a day-to-day basis and does not wait for a health inspection before doing so. in addition, at least 75 percent of employees and management of a superior food establishment must have successfully completed a food safety training course conducted by this department, or its equivalent.
Excellent - The establishment routinely corrects most sanitation deficiencies and immediately corrects the minor violations found at the time of inspection.
Standard - The establishment generally corrects most sanitation deficiencies on a routine basis and corrects violations found at the time of inspection in the time allowed by the inspecting health officer.
Fair - The establishment barely meets minimum standards required by state and local food safety codes. Serious and minor sanitation deficiencies are found on each inspection. Sanitation deficiencies are not corrected on a routine basis and repeat inspections are often a necessary part of regulating these establishments to help assure minimum food safety conditions.
The inspection results shown reflect the latest data available at the time of printing.
Adi Pour, Ph.D., Director
Updated December 15, 2009