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Clermont County Public Health
A Guide to Food Safety Practices
Our mission is to protect the health of all foodservice customers. The internet offers an opportunity to share information which may assist you in being a well-informed foodservice consumer.
Inspections conducted beginning January 1, 2012 can be found on this site. If you are unable to find inspection history for a particular facility it is possible that the facility has been recently licensed or transferred their license to a new owner. New facilities will be inspected in the first month of operation. Facilities with a transferred license do not show inspection history from the prior owner on this website, however this information is available upon request.
A person or entity that wishes to serve food to the public is required by law to first obtain a license from the Clermont County General Health District. These licenses are issued following a review of facility plans and menu and assuring, by inspection, compliance with food safety standards and practices. Routine inspections during subsequent operation of the food service assess the operator's success in assuring that the facility and the equipment are maintained and that routine practices are conducted in a safe and sanitary manner.
If deficiencies are observed during these routine inspections, they are described in an inspection report with reference to a relevant section of the Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code. Such deficiencies are typically classified as either critical, posing a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served, or non-critical, representing a failure of cleaning or maintenance.
Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, but it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid having any violations.
Keep in mind that any inspection report is a "snapshot" of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection violations are recorded but are often corrected on-the-spot prior to the inspector leaving the establishment.
For more information on the Food Protection Program please visit http://www.clermonthealthdistrict.org/FoodProtection.aspx.
To file a complaint on a licensed facility visit http://www.clermonthealthdistrict.org/ComplaintMain.aspx.