restaurant inspections

The City Council In Lewiston, Maine, has decided not to eliminate its local restaurant inspection program and not to withdraw funding from the city’s sanitarian positions. The votes was unanimous.

Lewiston remains one of three cities in Maine that, for the state, handles local restaurant inspections

The City Council took

Continue Reading Maine city decides to stay in the restaurant inspection business

UPDATE- The Lewiston City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to postpone any action on the items below until March 19. No change in city restaurant inspections or staffing will occur until after that date.

All the following stem from the temporary January closure of a popular restaurant called DaVinci’s at

Continue Reading City ending local restaurant inspections in retaliation against its inspectors for closing a popular restaurant

Two Mexican restaurants in Boston have been closed by authorities who have cited health code violations and a possible outbreak of Salmonella infections.

The Los Amigos Mexican Grill taquerias in Brighton Center and West Roxbury have both had their permits to operate temporarily suspended. The Boston Public Health Commission has

Continue Reading Restaurants’ licenses pulled in connection with possible Salmonella outbreak; inspectors find violations


Budget woes are part of so-called normal life right now, especially for individuals and small businesses. Public entities such as school districts are also having trouble making ends meet. In addition to keeping the lights on, finding enough employees to fill open positions is another challenge related
Continue Reading Beach Beat: We need food safety boots on the ground and we need them right now

Harbor City Restaurant at 707 S King St. in Seattle has been closed by a Public Health food inspector on Oct. 14, 2021, because of the following food safety violations:

  • Pest infestation
  • Sewage back-up
  • Excessive critical violations (95 red critical points)

The establishment will be reopened once the inspector confirms
Continue Reading Thirteen Seattle area restaurants remain shut-down for public health violations

Almost half of businesses in England don’t display their food hygiene ratings, according to figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Rates of displaying stickers visible from outside the premises was 52 percent in England, 87 percent in Wales and 84 percent in Northern Ireland. Display became mandatory in Wales
Continue Reading Tourists, locals shouldn’t expect inspection scores on England’s restaurants; only half use stickers

Public health officials report closing two more Seattle area restaurants. Take a Break Coffee and Kelly Cannoli LLC Seattle were ordered closed during the past week.

Public-Health Seattle-King County closed Kelly Cannoli at 11310 Lake City Way NE in Seattle on March 12 for operating without final plumbing approval and
Continue Reading Inspectors close two more Seattle area restaurants for public health violations

A woodworker, a filmmaker, and a designer — all just kids with their own businesses — were among those who testified this week before a Colorado legislative committee in support of the Legalizing Minors’ Businesses bill. Lobbyists for National Federal of Independent Business (NFIB) and Colorado Retailers Council weighed in
Continue Reading Kid businesses — including food sales — could be exempted from Colorado law


An emerging body of scholarship argues that machine learning and artificial intelligence can solve food safety enforcement. By mining tweets and Yelp reviews, health departments can target inspections more effectively.  With much fanfare, health departments in Boston, New York City, Las Vegas and Chicago have experimented with using social
Continue Reading Can Silicon Valley save food safety? Maybe, but not with online reviews alone