Inspections provide a snapshot of food safety success, but reviewing an establishment's history gives a more complete view
Inspections provide a snapshot of how successfully a food establishment met food safety standards during the time of the inspection. To get the most accurate picture of a food establishment’s overall commitment to food safety and sanitation, you are encouraged to look at the inspection history of an establishment, not just a single inspection. On any given day, a restaurant may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection.
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What's the difference between a regular/routine inspection and a re-inspection?
A regular/routine inspection is a periodic unannounced inspection of a permitted food facility to determine compliance with the FDA Model Food Code and the McLean County Revised Code. These inspections are conducted one to four times each year depending upon the risk assessment classification assigned to a food establishment. If a food establishment is found to pose an imminent threat to public health, it is asked to discontinue operation until violations have been corrected. Legal action may be taken if an establishment refuses to voluntarily discontinue operation.
A re-inspection is made following a regular/routine inspection to determine correction of violations documented on the previous regular inspection. A re-inspection may be unannounced or scheduled and can occur any number of times.