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These are the five most severe restaurant violations

The CDC classifies five factors as the highest risks for foodborne illness. (Source: CDC) The CDC classifies five factors as the highest risks for foodborne illness. (Source: CDC)
GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) -

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these five factors pose the highest risk for foodborne illness and are therefore of top concern to restaurant inspectors: 

  • Purchasing food from unsafe sources. 
  • Failing to cook food adequately. 
  • Holding food at incorrect temperatures. 
  • Using contaminated equipment. 
  • Practicing poor personal hygiene. 

A restaurant found doing any of the above could receive a nine point deduction, the highest category of deduction. Any of violation of that order immediately requires a restaurant to correct the error at the time of inspection. 

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