Hamilton County residents are now able to view inspection reports from licensed food service operators and retail food establishments inspected by the Health District (Hamilton County, 不包括辛辛那提市, 诺伍德, 与斯普林代尔).
Digital inspection reports not only help Environmental Health Specialists complete their work more efficiently, they also give residents an inside look at what a public health Environmental Health Specialist sees during an inspection. 理解这一点很重要, 然而, that inspection information provided here shows only the conditions of the facility at the time of the inspection. A single inspection report should not be used to evaluate a food service establishment. Looking at a facility’s inspection results over a period of time gives a more accurate picture of that facility’s commitment to food safety and sanitation.
What information will I find on an inspection report?
Both critical and non-critical violations are shown on inspection reports. The corresponding food code and recommended corrective actions are listed with each violation so residents understand what is required to correct the problem. This information will help residents better understand 俄亥俄州的统一食品安全法 以及当地是如何执行的.
What are common problems found on an inspection?
Many problems found during an inspection are non-critical, do not pose an immediate public health threat and can be corrected while the Environmental Health Specialist is on site. 非关键侵犯, 包括脏地板, lack of hair restraints and open waste receptacles, 是否在检验报告上注明.
关键的侵犯 are more likely than other violations to contribute to food contamination, 疾病或环境健康危害. Examples include food obtained from an unsafe source, 不做饭, 持有不当, 受污染的设备, 个人卫生差. 关键的侵犯 may require additional follow up from the Environmental Health Specialist to ensure the problems are corrected properly. 关键的侵犯 是否在检验报告上注明, along with corrective action steps.
在极少数情况下, it may be necessary to close a restaurant or other food service operator due to an imminent health hazard. An imminent health hazard may exist because of an emergency such as a fire, 洪水, extended interruption of electrical or water service, 污水倒流, 滥用有毒或有毒物质, the onset of an apparent food borne illness outbreak, 严重的不卫生事件或状况, or other circumstance that may endanger public health.
这取决于设施的类型, 检查不事先通知, 每年一到两次, 不包括后续检查. A Environmental Health Specialist may also choose to conduct additional inspections throughout the course of the year if he/she feels the facility needs extra guidance/monitoring.
Environmental Health Specialists inspect restaurants and food establishments for compliance with 俄亥俄州的统一食品安全法, including proper food storage, handling, preparation and serving. Food Code violations are broken down into two categories: critical and non-critical.
- 关键的侵犯 是那些, 如果不遵守, are more likely than other violations to contribute to food contamination, 疾病或环境健康危害. Examples of critical violations include food obtained from an unsafe source, 不做饭, 持有不当, 受污染的设备, 个人卫生差.
- 非关键侵犯 cover such things as dirty floors, lack of hair restraints, and open waste receptacles.
Health District staff have always practiced education over enforcement. 除了要求的检查, the Health District offers food safety training for licensed food service operators and retail food establishments to ensure that food service staff understand and follow proper food handling procedures.
If you encounter a problem or have a concern while visiting a retail food establishment or food service operator, tell the manager and ask that it be corrected. 如果你对回应不满意, or if you have a suspected food borne illness to report, contact our office immediately at (513) 946-7800 or online by 点击这里. 所有投诉都将被调查.
Please note that the Health District only accepts complaints from facilities located within Hamilton County (不包括辛辛那提市, 诺伍德和斯普林代尔).
Environmental Health Specialists also investigate potential foodborne illness outbreaks within the Health District’s jurisdiction. The goal of investigation is to determine the source of the disease and how it is being spread. 反过来, this information allows public health officials to provide the public with precautions and/or effectively eliminate the source of an outbreak. 调查过程包括:
- locating affected persons and providing them with information about the disease
- looking for potential common modes of transmission among affected persons
- confirming the original source of the disease
- providing the public with information about the disease, along with prevention measures