Restaurants with No Inspection Violations Recognized by State Regulating Agency
November 18, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Hotels and Restaurants today unveiled a new tool to highlight food service establishments with no safety or sanitation violations within the past year. The agency will regularly feature zero-violation inspection results for establishments across the state.
During their latest inspections and within the past year, Division of Hotels and Restaurants inspectors did not find any sanitation or safety violations in these establishments. These specific businesses have shown a pattern of complying with sanitation and safety standards outlined in the federal Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code. Although inspection reports only offer a snapshot of the conditions at the time, the Department is recognizing the results as outstanding.
As part of its ongoing effort to improve communication with licensees and the inspection process, DBPR also launched the “Bill of Rights” initiative earlier this year. Inspectors now hand out “Bill of Rights” cards at the beginning of every inspection. The card explains the high standards and professional treatment licensees have a right to expect from department staff and provides a way for licensees to submit feedback on their inspection process directly to the inspectors’ supervisors.
The Division of Hotels and Restaurants works to protect the health and safety of the public by providing the industry with quality inspections and fair regulation. The Division’s main priority is to ensure that food is stored safely, prepared safely and served safely so Floridians and guests can enjoy it safely.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.