restaurant inspections

Both areas of the Mar-A-Lago Club and the smaller 30-seat Beach Club at Mar-A-Lago passed their annual inspections by the State of Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, but like most, they fell a little short of perfection. Problems were mostly fixed on the spot.

MARALAGOCLUB_406x250Mar-a-Lago is the Winter White House and National Historic Landmark…

At least one media outlet in Colorado, where a bipartisan legislature has voted to keep the public in the dark about restaurant inspections, is not playing along. House Bill 16-1401, which would ban local governments from reporting the results of restaurant inspections with letters, numbers or symbol grading systems, has been on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s…

A Harrisburg, PA, restaurant recently inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was reportedly operating with a faked food safety certificate. Hibachi Grill & Supreme BuffetAccording to a local media outlet, the May 9 inspection of Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet revealed a posted certificate from 2010 but dated Sept. 24, 2015. The certificate showed that the restaurant had…

Alaska’s food safety budgets are taking more cuts as the state tries to close a $4 billion budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Another proposed cut of $268,000 is going to mean fewer restaurant inspections and reduced surveillance for food borne diseases. The further reduction in spending comes after last year’s $624,000 funding cut…

Mississippi restaurants will be inspected less often as inspectors are being told to work from home now that their offices have been closed by a financially strapped Mississippi Department of Health. Cuts in restaurant inspection are just part of the 13.6 percent cut, reducing the department’s overall budget to $63.1 million. The Mississippi Department of…

When inspection fees are not increased on a regular basis to keep up with increasing costs, restaurants often don’t get inspected as well or as often. Colorado is one state trying to catch up, but support from the industry is not coming without a price. A 14-page bill sent to the House Business and Labor…