The primary purpose for food facility inspections performed by Environmental Health is to prevent foodborne illness. When inspections are performed, observed violations are identified as either "Major" or "Minor."

Major Violations (identified in red) need to be corrected immediately because they are most likely to result in foodborne illness. Major violations typically fall into one of the following five categories identified by CDC as the major risk factors for foodborne illness:

  • Food from unsafe sources
  • Inadequate cooking
  • Improper holding temperatures
  • Contaminated equipment
  • Poor personal hygiene

Minor Violations (identified in blue) are less critical conditions that still need to be corrected in a timely manner because they create non-sanitary conditions for the preparation of food.

Note: Our web-based reporting system was updated on June 25, 2013 to include site-specific observations in addition to the violation categories. For inspections occurring after June 25, this new, more specific information can be obtained by clicking on any of the red or blue violation categories.


Food Facility Details

  CHICO, CA 95928
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09/09/2015:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
  Bucket reportedly used to transfer ice, red, is not labeled. Label bucket used for ice, 'For ice use only'.
  a. Single-use towel dispenser at hand washing sink broken. Dispenser contains towels available for use to dry hands. Repair dispenser. b. One of two hand washing sink faucets operates at restrooms. Repair sensor so that hand washing sink faucet delivers water for hand washing.
  a. Water flow in dipper well drips rather than runs. Ice cream scoop has not been used. Water flow into dipper well must be a stream, slow is acceptable, once the ice cream scoop is used. b. Shelf under beverage dispenser is damaged. Repair to be smooth, durable, non-absorbent, and easily cleanable.
02/11/2015:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
  No test strips at facility for sanitizer used in utensil washing sink process. Provide chlorine test paper when using bleach as the sanitizer for utensils.
07/22/2014:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -

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