What happens when a violation is found?

This depends on the type of violation. The establishment is closed immediately if an "imminent health hazard" or a significant threat or danger to health is identified. For other violations, inspectors work with establishment and property owners to correct the violations. Some may be corrected immediately while others may require a timeline for corrections.

Englewood restaurants are rated by the Public Health Inspectors as follows:

  • Satisfactory - the establishment is operating in substantial compliance with Chapter 24. Food service personnel demonstrate that they are aware of and are practicing the required sanitation and food safety principles.
  • Conditionally Satisfactory - at the time of inspection, the establishment was found not to be operating in substantial compliance with Chapter 24 and in violation of one or more required provisions. Due to the nature of these violations, an unannounced full re-inspection will be scheduled. Opportunity for re-inspection is offered within a reasonable time determined by the severity of the violation.
  • Unsatisfactory - whenever a retail food establishment is operating in violation of Chapter 24, with one or more violations constituting gross insanitary or unsafe conditions posing imminent health hazards, the Health Authority immediately requests the establishment's manager to voluntarily cease operation until re-inspection verifies that conditions warranting unsatisfactory evaluation no longer exist. Meanwhile, the health authority institutes necessary measures provided by law to assure that the establishment does not prepare or serve food until re-inspection validates that conditions now meet health standards.

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1. What types of inspections does the Englewood Health Department conduct?
2. Who conducts the inspections?
3. What are risk-based inspections?
4. How will I know when my restaurant will be inspected?
5. What do Public Health Inspectors look for in a routine inspection?
6. What happens when a violation is found?
7. Are food establishments fined for violations?
8. When does Public Health close an establishment?