Food Service Inspection Scores


What does the Health Inspection Score mean?
Inspection scores can range from 0 to 100 points, 100 being excellent. 100 points means no critical violations were seen at the time of the inspection.

What do Health Inspectors look for?
Health Inspectors look for "critical" and "non-critical" violations during inspections of food establishments.
Critical violations consist of improper cooking techniques or practices that could result in food related disease.

The first group of critical violations includes not re-heating food properly, not keeping food warm enough, not keeping food cold enough and not cooking food to appropriate temperatures. These violations result in points off on the inspection score.

The second group of critical violations includes other practices that could cause food borne illness. Examples of these violations are not washing hands properly, no soap or paper towels at the hand sinks, or improperly storing cleaning chemicals. These violations result in points off on the inspection score.

Non-critical violations are items that do not result in any points off but which must be corrected by the next regular inspection. Examples of such violations are walls, floors, or ceilings not being clean or in good repair. 

See an example of our health inspection form.

To view the most recent Establishment Scores, please follow this link to our interactive site

To report a possible food-borne illness or unsanitary condition at a restaurant or other food service establishment, contact the Health Division, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.  - 5:30 p.m. or on Friday from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. To reach the Health Division staff by phone call 972.219.3480.

To report other health concerns visit our Customer Support Center and look for the Health Inspections box.

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