These are the five most severe restaurant violations

These are the five most severe restaurant violations

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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