Food Inspections

Food establishments which include restaurants, taverns, retail (grocery and convenience) stores are inspected on a routine basis throughout the year by our Environmental Specialist.  The Adair County Health Department’s Environmental Specialist conducts routine and follow-up inspections of about 140 different food establishments in Adair County.

Deficiencies noted during inspections are categorized as either:




Critical Violations– are defined as violations more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness, or environmental health hazard.  These items must receive immediate action as stated by the regulatory authority.

Non-Critical Violations– are items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.  These items are to be corrected as soon as possible but not later than the next regular inspection or as stated by the regulatory authority.

For a list of the inspected establishments linked to specific facility inspections click here or for more information visit the Environmental Services tab on the home page of this website.

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