Food & Lodging Inspections
Each inspection report is a "snapshot" of conditions present at the
time of the inspection. On any given day, an establishment may have
fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection.
Inspections conducted on any given day may not be representative of the
overall, long-term conditions at the establishment. Because conditions
can change rapidly, establishments are not graded or rated.
Food Safety regulation and inspections in Florida are performed by
three state agencies. Most "retail, ready to eat establishments"
are licensed and inspected by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants,
Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Health
also have regulation and inspection responsibilities,
and you can learn more at each of their websites.
Public food service establishments are licensed by the Division of Hotels and
Restaurants after successfully completing a food safety plan review and an
initial inspection. The food safety standards applied are science-based,
and largely derived from a national model called the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Model Food Code.
The division also licenses
public lodging establishments after an initial inspection. Unannounced routine
operating food service and lodging establishments assure that sanitation and
safety practices are adhered to.
Deficiencies observed during routine inspections are described in inspection
reports, with references to the relevant section of Florida food regulations,
and are classified as either
Inspectors are standardized through extensive training, and are required
to document all violations observed. Inspection reports include notice to
the operator when violations must be corrected, usually either a date certain
or by the next routine inspection. Frequently, violations are corrected at
the time of inspection, indicated as corrected on site.
Detailed information is only available on this site for inspections conducted
after October 1, 2003. Prior data is available at the