COUNTY ORDINANCE 2004-16
ordinance of the Harrison County Health Board creating a Placard System.
purpose of this ordinance is to safeguard public health and assure that food
provided to consumers is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.
It establishes a placard system for inspection results to be posted in a
location conspicuous to the public.
Issuance and Posting of Placard
1. The Board of Health shall issue, or cause to be issued, an inspection results
placard at the time of each inspection of a food service establishment within
its jurisdiction. The placard shall
show the name and address of the food service establishment for which it is
issued, shall be approximately 8 ½ inches by 11 inches in size, and shall
contain, in summary fashion, the results of the most recent Inspection Report
and the Rating Score recorded therein, for the particular food service
2. Each food service establishment shall post on the customer entrance doors
inside the establishment, in a location conspicuous to the public, the results
placard issued by the Health Department. The
Health Officer or his designee shall have the authority and responsibility for
establishing the location of the placard, and for issuing the placard at the
time of each inspection of a food service establishment where an Inspection
Report is completed.
3. The placard shall remain the property of the Harrison County Health
Department. No person shall move,
remove, alter, deface, or conceal from public view the placard posted pursuant
to this regulation or the food service establishment shall be fined $50.00 for
each day the placard is unavailable for public viewing.
1. Each food service establishment shall be subject to routine (unannounced)
inspections and, if necessary, scheduled re-inspections.
2. A food service establishment which meets or exceeds minimum standards (no
uncorrected critical violations) shall post the inspection report placard until
the next routine inspection.
3. A food service establishment which fails to meet minimum standards by
receiving uncorrected critical violations shall post the inspection results
placard for a period of at least seven (7) consecutive days.
A scheduled reinspection shall be made after ten (10) working days.
If, in the opinion of the inspector, a new inspection results placard
would more accurately report to the public the conditions of the establishment
upon reinspection, then a new inspection results placard may be prepared and
4. If, upon any reinspection, the results of the inspection of the establishment
is reported to be no uncorrected critical violations or higher, a new inspection
results placard shall be posted for the establishment, provided such posting is
not in conflict with any section of this Ordinance.
Good). Acknowledges safe food
handling practices and designates a facility as meeting all health code
requirements without critical violations. An
"A" placard shall be given when there are no critical violations and
the overall score is between 93 and 100%. An
"A" placard may only be given during an unannounced inspection.
The "A" placard shall remain posted until the next routine
inspection. Any facility that
obtains an "A" level score, but has a fail/pass* history** will not
earn an "A" card until two successive "A" level scores are
Acknowledges a food facility has met minimum requirements but may have
had a critical violation that was corrected during the inspection.
The overall score is between 85 and 92%.
The "B" placard shall remain posted until the next routine
Indicates that a food service facility has failed to meet minimum
requirements. This will include a
score of 84% and below and may include critical violations that are not
immediately correctable. The
"C" placard shall be placed for a minimum of seven (7) days.
A second (scheduled) follow-up inspection will be conducted after ten
(10) business days and the applicable placard posted.
A facility that requests a second (scheduled) inspection to raise its
score from a "C" may obtain a score of "B", but not
"A". An "A"
score may only be obtained during an unannounced, surprise inspection.
a facility requests a third inspection, a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) will
be charged to that facility. The
third inspection will not be conducted until the facility pays the $100
reinspection fee to the clerk at the health department.
Fail/pass history - A record indicating that a facility routinely fails the
regular unannounced inspection and passes a scheduled follow-up inspection.
A fail/pass history indicates that concern for public health is not
paramount within the facility, and the facility does not maintain stringent
health and sanitation standards. Posting
an "A" placard within this facility, based on attaining an
"A" level score on the scheduled follow-up inspection, would not
accurately reflect the public health risk.
A record of the food service facility's inspection scores.
A facility history will be designated as the two (2) most recent regular
ordinance was passed and adopted by the Harrison County Board of Health this 3rd
day of November, 2004.
ordinance (2004-16) was passed and adopted by the Commissioners of
Harrison County, State of