Duval County Tops No Violations List with Five Restaurants Represented
July 16, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Hotels and Restaurants today released this week’s list of food service establishments with no safety or sanitation violations within the past year. This week, there are a total of 13 establishments featured on the list. 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.
Establishments on this week’s list include five restaurants in Duval County and three restaurants in Collier County as well as several others 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. Although inspection reports only offer a snapshot of the conditions at the time, the Department is recognizing the results as outstanding. The agency regularly features zero-violation inspection results for establishments across the state.
Also inspected by the Division are mobile food vendors, commonly recognized as the local hot dog stand or lunchtime food truck. A Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle (MFDV) is classified through the Department as a vehicle-mounted public food service establishment that is self-propelled or otherwise movable from place to place. These types of vendors are required to meet the same safety and sanitation standards as stationary restaurants, and are oftentimes featured on the Department’s No Violations List. This week, two of the 13 establishments recognized are mobile food vendors.
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, prepared and served safely for the enjoyment of Floridians and our guests.
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.
More information about DBPR is available online at www.myfloridalicense.com. Also, follow @FloridaDBPR on Twitter or Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Facebook for updates about license cycles, events and other important news.