Food Establishment Scores

Food Inspection Grading Criteria

Please review the Food Inspection Grading Criteria (PDF) to learn more about how Highland Park food establishments are graded.

Food Establishment Scores

Food establishments are listed alphabetically. The score will be entered numerically from 0 to 30 or above. It is important to remember when looking at the overall score to keep in mind the type of operation being conducted at that facility. A full-service restaurant, for example, that prepares meals from scratch is involved in more complex operations and processing than a convenience store that sells only prepackaged food items. Also, any inspection is a "snapshot" of the day and time of the inspection.

Depending on when the inspection occurs, a food establishment could have more or less violations than noted at the time and date the inspection was made and may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. It is also important to remember that at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded on the inspection form, but are often corrected on-the-spot prior to the health inspector leaving the establishment.

Grading criteria inspections are scored 100 and below. The higher the score, the fewer violations at the time of inspection. The grading criteria are:

GradeScore
Excellent0-3
Good4-10
Satisfactory11-19
Poor20-29
Fail30 +

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