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PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Here are the Lake County restaurants and retailers cited for the most food inspection violations during the 2018-2019 inspection year ending Feb. 28, according to state records.
More than half of the 1,410 Lake County restaurants and other food retail businesses cited received four or fewer citations.
Each restaurant in Ohio is inspected twice a year as a standard, plus follow-ups as needed, usually to check on identified problems. Other places handling food to a lesser extent may be inspected once a year.
Violations identified as “critical” are those that “may immediately lead to a foodborne illness,” according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Some violations are minor. Many problems are fixed at the time of the inspection. In some cases, follow-up inspections are conducted where problems need to be fixed. A business could be cited for the same problem multiple times.
Health inspectors cannot impose fines, but health departments can suspend or revoke operating licenses.
For the details on each violation, check out our related database at the end of this story.