Food, lodging, and institution sanitation helps to ensure the public that establishments operating in Henderson County meet the minimum sanitation standards as required by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Inspections include the establishment's level of cleanliness, food handling practices, and proper food protection during preparation, storage, and transportation. After inspection, the establishment receives a certified card with a Grade of A, B, or C.
A grade of 100 to 90 is an A; 89 to 80 is a B; and 79 to 70 is a C. Any facility receiving less than 70 would be closed immediately. Each establishment is required to display their Grade Card in a prominent location for the public to see.
Inspectors pay one unannounced visit to each restaurant each quarter. Restaurants do have the opportunity to correct problems and ask for a reinspection, which must be given within 15 days of the request.
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To see a sanitation report for a particular restaurant or food stand, visit WRAL's restaurant sanitation page and click on the Henderson County link. This information is public record.
As of January 2, 2010, nearly all restaurants and bars in North Carolina and many lodging establishments are smoke-free, thanks to S.L 2009-27 (G. S. 130A-496), otherwise known as North Carolina’s Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law. For information about the law, frequently asked questions, tools for businesses to prepare for the law, and information for citizens, visit SmokeFree.NC.Gov.
Violations can be filed by completing this complaint form or by calling the CARE-LINE at 1-800-662-7030 from 7 am - 11 pm seven days a week.
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