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September is National Food Safety Month Week 3: Frequently Asked Questions About Health Inspections

September 14, 2023

Last week we explored the science behind personal hygiene and food safety and this week we turn our focus to health inspections.

Health inspections play a vital role in upholding retail food safety standards, but there are more than a few misconceptions about what inspections entail and how violations factor into a restaurant’s success.  To help crack the code for this critical food safety process, let’s go over some of the most common questions restaurant workers have regarding health inspections.

1. What does the health inspection process look like?

Authorized food safety inspectors may enter food establishments unannounced at any reasonable time, on any given day of operation to conduct routine health inspections, follow up on a health code violation, perform a pre-operational assessment, or check on certification status. Read the full week 3 blog post here.