Food establishment inspections are required to help ensure that food is being prepared, stored, and handled in a safe and sanitary manner for public consumption.
Food establishments include:
Bed and breakfast operations
Restaurants, bars and taverns
School and summer camp cafeterias
Temporary food booths and mobile food units
Inspectors observe the physical facilities of each establishment from many aspects, to help food establishments be successful and prevent the spread of food borne illnesses.
Inspectors work with food establishment owners, managers, and staff during inspections to provide education and advice on all food safety topics. In addition, they look for hazards that may compromise the health of the public. A few of these items include: