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Restaurant Inspection & Scores

KRS 194A.050(1), 217.125, 211.090(3), and 211.180(1)(c) authorize the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to regulate food service establishments and retail food stores. 902 KAR 45:005. Kentucky food code administrative regulation establishes a uniform code for the regulation of all food service establishments and retail food stores for the purpose of protecting the public health.

Inspections are performed on all food service establishments. Environmentalist inspects restaurants, grocery stores, schools, bed and breakfast facilities, fairs and festivals. Click the “Restaurant Inspection Scoreboard” below for an updated list of the latest restaurant inspection scores. 

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Health Inspection Reports Regulation from the Board of Health

A restaurant inspection is a “snapshot” of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, an establishment could have more or fewer violations than noted here. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on-the-spot prior to the inspector leaving the establishment.

A critical item violation is more likely than other violations to contribute to illness. These include food handling and temperatures, sanitizing, hand washing, water and sewage, poisonous materials and other sanitary practices. Non-Critical item violations are not directly related to the cause of illness, but if uncorrected, could negatively affect the operation of the facility. These include a lack of facility cleanliness and poor maintenance of equipment.

The latest Food Code Restaurant Documents can be found here.