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   Release: Sept 2018
   Version: 4.0
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Food Service Establishment Inspection Program
About this Program:
Types of Inspections:
Public Health Specialists perform inspections of over 2,000 food service establishments within Jefferson County. These inspections protect the public's health by assuring that foods sold and served in Jefferson County are as safe as they can be and that food service establishments comply with state laws and regulations.

Please note that the inspection reports represented on this Web site reflect what the inspector observed during the actual inspection and may not accurately represent the sanitary condition of the establishment over time.

Data on this Web site is updated daily.

If you have questions, please call 303-232-6301.

Jefferson County Public Health conducts numerous types of inspections, but only routine and follow-up inspections will be displayed on this Web site.

Routine:
Unannounced inspections that are conducted on a frequency determined by the establishment's operation based on type of menu and inspection history.


Follow-up:
Conducted following routine inspections that identified one or more violations that are considered prevalent contributing factors of foodborne illness or injury which were not corrected or correctable at the time of the inspection.
These inspections are normally conducted within 10 business days of the initial routine inspection.

Types of Violations Prior to 2019
Food safety issues noted during an inspection were categorized as either Critical or Non-Critical.

Critical:
Violations that are more likely than others to contribute to food contamination or illness

Non-Critical:
Food safety practices or facility issues that can contribute to foodborne illness


Types of Violations Beginning in 2019
Food safety issues noted during an inspection are categorized as either Foodborne Illness Risk Factors / Public Health Interventions or Good Retail Practices.

Foodborne Illness Risk Factors / Public Health Interventions:
Risk factors are important practices or procedures identified as the most prevalent contributing factors of foodborne illness or injury. Public health interventions are control measures to prevent foodborne illness or injury.

Good Retail Practices:
Good Retail Practices are preventative measures to control the addition of pathogens, chemicals & physical objects into foods.


The central goal of providing inspection reports to the public is to educate and promote public awareness concerning food safety practices within Jefferson County food service establishments. Safe food preparation and handling practices are crucial to preventing foodborne illness in Jefferson County.

If you have questions or experience problems using this Web application, please call Jefferson County Public Health, Food Safety Program at 303-232-6301.