On Tuesday, Monroe County’s health department released its next iteration of online restaurant inspections.
The 34 inspections completed in January are now available through Monroe County’s OpenGov interface.
In January, 22 restaurants had zero violations: Arby’s #5679, Bowls 4 Boots, Café Pizzaria Inc., Circle S Food Mart #65, Cloverleaf(South), CVS Pharmacy #10676, CVS Pharmacy #6698, CVS Pharmacy #8671, DollarGeneral #6174, Domino’s Pizza (East), Domino’s Pizza (South), Ellie Mae’s Bouqcakes, Five Guys Kirkwood, Go Puff Kitchens, Heri #14 dba On The Way, InsomniaCookies, Jenny’s Baking Co., Jimmy John’s #1376, Marlin Elementary School, PappyShack Mobile Food Truck, Unionville Elementary School, Vendors at Winter Market.
In January, three restaurants had at least one non-critical violation, and another nine had at least one critical violation.
A records search for a restaurant inspection on OpenGov requires first looking up the inspection report number, which is available on a list, which is published on the health department’s website.
An improvement over the presentation of December’s information is the ability for the public to see the scans of the forms that were filled out by a health inspector, not just a re-typed summary. The original hand-written forms which include some additional information, like the reason for the inspection. For January, the type of inspection for all the restaurants is recorded as “routine.”
The B Square has compiled the December 2022 and January 2023 restaurant inspections into a single Google Sheet, and plotted out the locations for each establishment on a color-coded map. In the Google Sheet there’s a column that includes a link through which it’s possible to view the scanned inspection form.
The critical and non-critical violation numbers for each restaurant and descriptions are included in each row of the Google Sheet, as well as each location plotted on the map. (Click on a dot, and the information associated with that location will appear in the left sidebar of the map.)
Here’s the boilerplate wording for the difference between a critical and a non-critical violation from the Monroe County Health Department’s website:
Critical violations are defined as those that are likely to directly contribute to a foodborne disease. The most common and most dangerous critical violations are various degrees of temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous foods must be kept at or above 135º F or at or below 41º F. Failure to do so, or failure to cook food to the proper temperature or cool cooked food quickly (within 6 hours) to below 41ºF, is the leading cause of foodborne illness.
Non-critical violations are those that have contributing factors, but are generally not the primary cause of an outbreak.
Color Coded Map
(The color coding scheme goes like this: Green=Zero violations; Yellow=At least 1 non-critical violation but no critical violations; Red=At least 1 critical violation.) The dots on the map are grouped by month as separate layers. Different layers can be turned on and off separately.
2 thoughts on “Next iteration of Monroe County restaurant inspections now online”
It’s good to know that CVS and Dollar General didn’t have any citations by the health department. My dinning choices just keep expanding!
Those places still sell food and need to be checked. Glad to see the work is being done. Would be nice to see all the inspections and what vendors were inspected at the market.