Routine inspections are unannounced and performed at regular intervals throughout the year based on risk category. Risk levels include low, moderate and high risk with routine inspections conducted one to four times a year depending on the establishment's risk level.
Establishment scoring is based on specific violation values assigned to each violation. There are three violation types:
- Priority violations
- Priority Foundation violations
- Core violations
Priority violations are improper practices and actions that directly contribute to food contamination and temperature abuse that may pose an immediate risk to public health resulting in a foodborne illness or injury. Priority violations must be corrected immediately or as directed by the Department of Health Services.
Priority Foundation Violations
Priority Foundation violations are of those that support, facilitate or enable one or more priority violations to occur. These violations must be corrected immediately or as directed by the Department of Health Services.
Core violations are unacceptable practices that normally relate to the physical condition of an establishment including equipment, cleaning and storage. Core violations must be corrected before the next routine inspection or as directed by the Department of Health Services.
Restaurant scores range from a letter grade of an "A" to "F." Receiving a grade of "F" will result in immediate closure of the establishment. If you have any questions or comments, call the Department of Health Services at 972-875-6442, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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