Dallas Code continues to enforce restaurant cleanliness as they welcome more patrons
With more restaurants reopening back to 100% capacity, the cleanliness of a restaurant is more important than ever.
The heightened awareness means inspectors like John Malvern in Consumer Health division Code Compliance have to be very diligent in their job.
“Every day I walk inside the establishments, I’m thinking as a consumer, as a resident,” said Malvern.
During the inspections, Malvern is looking to see if the businesses are following Texas Food Establishment Rules and Dallas City Code regulations… while taking notes for his Texas Food Inspection Report.
He makes sure the food is kept and stored at the right temperature, checks for proper labeling, and keeps an eye on appliances.
“When I go in to do my inspection is to ensure when residents come to restaurants in Dallas, it’s been inspected, it’s been inspected properly, and they can feel confident they can go in and eat safely,” said Malvern.
According to Malvern, for a restaurant to pass an inspection, it has to score above an 80 and if there are any issues he looks to make sure it becomes a teaching moment.
“Our main purpose in being there is to point out what those things are and to see if we can get them to correct it on site. We don’t go in hoping to fail them. We go in hoping they’re doing well.” For more information on Consumer Health visit Code Compliance Services online.
Written by Eric Onyechefule