ASHLAND The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department regularly inspects public eating establishments a minimum of twice a year. Each inspection covers 44 items that have a maximum amount by which the establishment’s score can be reduced.

While several violations can occur under each item, the inspection sheet is debited only once for the point value of that particular violation.

The inspection sheet is designed in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration Code, from which the Kentucky Food Service Code is modeled.

An establishment receiving 85-100 points, with no critical violations, is in compliance. However, if critical violations are noted for restaurants that score between 85-100, a follow-up inspection is made anywhere from an hour to 10 days later to see that problems have been corrected.

Critical violations include: toxic items improperly stored, labeled or used; the presence of insects or rodents; sewage back-up; inadequate sanitation of cooking equipment and utensils; and spoiled food.

If a follow-up inspection is conducted more than 24 hours after the original inspection, only the critical violations are checked and no score is indicated. In those cases, follow-up inspections are noted as either passed or failed.

Establishments that score between 70-84 are reinspected within 30 days to see that they have corrected enough deficiencies to bring the score to 85 or above with no critical violations.

A notice of intent to suspend their permit is issued for food-service establishments that score between 60-69. Once that notice is issued, the management can request a conference before a conference officer, at which time, they report the status of the violations noted in the inspection report.

Or, management can voluntarily cease operations within 10 days.

Health inspectors automatically close an establishment in the following cases: if it scores below 60 on its inspection; if there is an immediate health hazard, such as sewage backing up in the establishment; if an establishment is operating without a permit; and/or if the owner or operator interferes with the health inspector’s job.

The health department does not have jurisdiction for inspecting any food-related services in federal buildings in its district. That is the responsibility of the General Services Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The following is a list of establishments in Boyd County inspected during the period of Oct. 1-31:

• Giovanni’s, Cannonsburg, 1724 Cannonsburg Road, Regular 97

• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2830 Winchester Avenue, Regular 93

• Cannonsburg Elementary School F/S, 12219 Midland Trail, Regular 96

• Charles Russell School F/S, 1100 Russell Street, Regular 97 Followup 100

• Fairview High School F/S, 2123 Main Street, Regular 94 Followup 97

• Hager School F/S, 1600 Blackburn Avenue, Regular 100

• Ashland Head Start F/S, 1820 Hickman Street, Regular 97

• Holy Family School Cafeteria F/S, 932 Winchester Avenue, Regular 93 Followup 96

• Paul Blazer High School F/S, 1500 Blazer Blvd., Regular 95 Followup  98

• Summit Elementary School F/S, Route 716, Summit, Regular 98

• McDonald’s Drive-In, 150 Russell Road, Followup 99

• Burger King, 1240 Winchester Avenue, Regular 94

• American Legion Post 76, 405 20th Street, Other 97

• My Dad’s Pizzaria,  942 Blackburn Avenue, Other 100

• Rose Hill Christian School, 1001 Winslow Road, Regular 94 Followup 96

• Kentucky Fried Chicken, Route 5 and U.S. 23, Regular 87 Followup 89

• Fazoli’s, 499 Winchester Avenue, Followup 92

• Taco Bell No. 5121, 2850 Winchester Avenue, Regular 93 Followup  96

• Subway (Inside Super Quik), 126550 U.S. Route 60, Regular 97

• Pollard Neighborhood Daycare,2335 Pollard Road, Regular 93 Followup 96

• Applbee’s Neighborhood Grill, 505 Armco Road, Regular 87 Followup  90

• Active Day Center, 6938 U.S. 60, Regular 99

• Wendy’s (Jacs Inc), 12523 U.S. 60, Followup 95 Followup  92

• Gattiland, 711 12th Street,  Regular 92  Followup 97

• Little Caesars, 3416 Court Street, Regular 89

• Little Caesars, 2112 13th Street, Regular 95

• Callihan’s American Pub/Grill, 10699 U.S. 60, Regular 82

• Cab’s Catering, 2757 Winchester Avenue, Regular 99

• Blazer’s Restaurant and Bar, 1624 Winchester Avenue, Regular 76

• Wild Horses Grill and Cantina, 739 Carter Avenue, Followup 99 Followup  95

• Clark’s Pump ‘N’ Shop, 1668 Donta Road, Regular 96 Regular 96

• Speedway LLC No. 9517, 140 Russell Road, Regular 97 Regular 95

• Certified Oil, 8117 U.S. 60, Regular 97

• Speedway LLC No. 9924, 607 Winchester Avenue, Regular 99 Regular 94 Regular 97

• Exxon/Baskin Robbins, 3500 Winchester Avenue, Regular 95 Regular 96

• Pilot Travel Center No. 660, 15236 State Route 180, Regular 94  Regular 97 Regular 96

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