How to Interpret Food Inspection Scores
Each violation item is weighted based upon the seriousness of the violation. Critical violations (#1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 20, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35 and 41) are four and five point violations because they are the violations that have a higher potential to cause food borne illness. Critical violations are required to be corrected immediately when possible. Non-critical violations are one and two point violations and typically have a lower potential to cause food borne illness.
A rating score is given for every full and routine inspection. The rating score is equal to the total number of violation points subtracted from 100. For example, if a facility is given a score of 100, no Ordinance violations were noted during the inspection. If a facility is given a score of 80, a total of 20 violation points were noted during the inspection.