New regulations begin Oct. 1

By Portia Williams

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GREENUP, Ky. — Greenup County Board of Health is announcing that a unanimous vote at their regular meeting held Sept. 10, 2015, took place to enact a proposed regulation requiring food establishments to post their restaurant inspection scores in a prominent location. Reportedly, the regulation is intended to reward businesses that continually show their ability and desire to safely serve the residents of Greenup County.

Public Health Director Chris Crum said the public will have the opportunity to see how well Greenup County food establishments perform.

“Many people like to read the restaurant inspection scores in the newspaper, but this will give everyone the chance to see how well our food service establishments perform in Greenup County. We are proud of the job the food services workers and managers do to make sure our residents stay healthy,” Crum said.

According to the Greenup County Health Department, (GCHD), this will also serve as an incentive to maintain that level of excellence throughout the year. Inspections are conducted twice each year unless a complaint is filed or a follow-up inspection is required.

Establishments that will not be required to post scores include: mobile food units, pushcarts, restricted concession food services, temporary food services, and similar food service facilities.

Scoring will be based upon the following criteria:

• On a 100 point scale, scores of 85 or above will be superimposed over the inspection sheet in 6 inch green font.

• Scores of 84 or below will be written in 6 inch red font.

• Any inspection that includes a critical violation will be posted in a red font, regardless of score.

• If a follow-up inspection is required, the initial score and the follow-up score will remain posted until the next regular inspection.

The GCHD website has tool that will enable Internet searches to find out scores anytime and anywhere. The regulation will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2015.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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