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Changes to the Retail Food Facility Grading System

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In a motion by Supervisor Antonovich on June 9, 2015 pdf icon , the Department of Public Health was directed to conduct a thorough review of the retail food facility grading system in Los Angeles County. As a result of this review, changes were made to the grading system. The grade card was revised to include the inspection date and the inspector’s initials. The new cards are being issued during routine inspections.

Another change to the grading system is the additional point deductions that will be subtracted from the inspection score under certain conditions described below:

  • When two or more Major Critical Risk Violations are found during a routine inspection, three additional points will be deducted from the inspection score.
  • When a restaurant’s or market’s permit is suspended for no water available, sewage, or vermin infestation, an additional seven points will be deducted for each of these closure violations.

A letter was mailed to restaurant and food market owners and operators regarding these changes. Below is additional information and documents to explain these changes further.

FAQs: Point Deduction Modifications to the Food Official Inspection Report pdf icon

Preguntas Hechas Frecuentemente: Cambios en deducción de puntos del Reporte Oficial de Alimentos pdf icon

常見問題解答: 食品檢查報告的新扣分制度 pdf icon

常见问题解答: 食品检查报告的新扣分制度 pdf icon

Reference Guide for the Food Official Inspection Report pdf icon

Letter to restaurant and food market owners and operators pdf icon

Carta al dueño de restaurante o mercado de alimentos pdf icon

給食品零售業者的信 pdf icon

给食品零售业者的信 pdf icon

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