The Health Department regularly inspects all Lincoln Trail District food service establishments, including grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Inspections are typically done twice per year.
Inspectors look for 58 potential items of violation, including:
Is food being stored properly?
Do workers handle food safely?
Do workers practice good hygiene, like washing hands?
Is food kept at safe temperatures?
Is equipment in good working order?
Is the establishment free of any pests, such as insects or rodents?
If the total inspection score is below 85 points or if the inspector observes any critical violations, a follow-up inspection is required. These inspections can be done the same day or within 30 days.
If the total inspection score is below 70, a conference with the Kentucky Department for Public Health may be necessary. The establishment may also be required to close if there is an imminent health threat or they receive a score that is below 60.
Food Safety Complaint
Please click on the button below to report the following:
- Food related Illness (something you ate is making you or someone you know feel sick)
- Food or Food Product issues (a food product presents a safety risk)
- Other issues (a food establishment is not properly handling or preparing foods)
If you think something you ate is making you or someone you know feel sick, contact your doctor and then fill out this form as completely as possible. One form should be completed per person who is ill.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health will evaluate your complaint and request follow-up by your Local Health Department, if necessary.
View the latest food inspection scores for restaurants near you with our interactive map.
Contact one of our six health care centers. Check for hours of operation, emergency contact information, and locations.
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