This week Monroe County’s health department released the reports for inspections of food service operations that were conducted in February.
More than half (47) of the 81 places that were inspected in February had no violations.
Recording at least one non-critical violation, but no critical violations were 15 establishments. Recording at least one critical violation were 19 establishments.
Here’s a raw list of those establishments that had zero violations: Academy of Science & Entrepreneurs, Amethyst House I – Men’s Program, Arlington Heights Elementary School, AVI Vending, Big D’s BBQ, Binford Elementary School, Blacks Mercantile, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington Montessori School, Bloomington Projects School, Bloomington Sunrise Mart LLC, Burger King #827 – South, Burger King #842 – West, Burger King #1171 – East, Chef Lee in Your Home, Childs Elementary School, Chocolate Moose Mobile, Circle K/MACS #4700156, Cook Ellettsville – West Plant, Cook North American Inventory, Cook Park 48 Cafeteria, Dollar General #1851, Edgewood Intermediate School, Edgewood Junior High School, Edgewood Primary School, Fairview Elementary School, Fast Max/Sunoco #141, Friendly and Fresh Food Express, Grandview Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary School, Honey Baked Ham Co. and Café, IHOP #3683, Jackson Creek Middle School, La Poblana #2, Lakeview Elementary School, Menard’s, Orbit Room, Rainbow Bakery, Red Frazier Bison, Rogers Elementary School, Soma Coffeehouse Hillside, Taco Bell #28878 – West, Templeton Elementary School, Tri North Middle School, University Elementary School, World Foods Market, INC.
The B Square has compiled the December 2022, January 2023 and February 2023 food service inspections into a single Google Sheet, and plotted out the locations for each establishment on a color-coded map.
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.)
The most recent month of inspections is what’s currently displayed on the map. To make the layers from previous months visible toggle them on in the left sidebar.
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 toggled on and off separately.